The record by the number of participants the 8th international Kyiv marathon Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 has clearly demonstrated the good level of Ukrainian running clubs. Athletes from dozens of specialized clubs competed at different courses. This year the RUN BASE KYIV club became the leader in number of its members who participated in the prestigious event.
Three best running clubs at Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017:
- RUN BASE KYIV – 118 runners;
- Nike + Run Club – 114 runners;
- KMRC – 68 runners.
Semen Kotsyuruba was the best at the main course of 42,195 km among the athletes of RUN BASE KYIV with the result of 03:10:16 hours. Semen, as well as his colleagues, has been trained by the silver medalist of the World Championship-2007 and the Olympic Games 2008 in the run of 1500 m Iryna Lishchynska, and record-winner of Ukraine among youth in the half-marathon Oleksandra Azarova.
It should be noted that RUN BASE KYIV was founded in the autumn of 2014, during three years of its existence the club has prepared hundreds of athletes for the largest running competitions in Ukraine and in the world. In addition, members of the club participate as pacemakers at different courses of marathons and half marathons within the running league Run Ukraine Running League.