Tirana's Marathon, Opportunity to Promote the City
Albanian Daily News
Published October 13, 2017
Some 2500 runners from 40 different countries are expected to attend Tirana’s Marathon that will take place next Sunday. Tirana Mayor Erion Veliaj defined this sportive event during a meeting on Friday with the organizing staff as an excellent opportunity to promote the city.
“The marathon will be a sportive celebration and will also give a positive impulse to the city's economy. The presence of over 2500 runners from more than 40 countries is a perfect opportunity to unfold the city’s natural beauty. Likewise the city’s economy will benefit from this activity. Currently every hotel in Tirana is fully booked by the participants and the marathon’s enthusiasts,” said Veliaj.
He also stressed that this is the first time that Tirana’s marathon is internationally certified, a fact that gives even more importance to this event in the aspect of city’s presentation in the eyes of the world.