A cool drizzle covered the faces of runners huddled together at the start line in the early morning darkness. A few hundred spectators had made their way to the capital’s Phakalane suburb by car, minibus, taxi or on foot before daybreak. They followed the signs in pitch dark to the Golf Estate, which had been transformed by the race organizers into a marathon and entertainment site for over 3,000 runners taking part in the 42km, 10km race or 4km fun run/walk.
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Cover: Runners in the Moscow Half Marathon held on 2 August. Over 9500 runners finished along with nearly 2500 others in the supporting 5km event. Winners were Rinas Akhmadeev (1:04:24) and Elena Korobkina (1:10:29). Korobkina went on to win the 10km event held in association with the Absolute Moscow Marathon on 20 September in a time of 31:49. Around 9500 finished the Marathon along with another 12,000 in the 10km.
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