Tirana's Marathon Kicks Off
Albanian Daily News
Published October 15, 2017
More than 2500 runners from over 40 countries joined on Sunday Tirana's Marathon which was organized under the municipality's auspice and is divided in three different categories. Mayor Erion Veliaj along with numerous personalities of the politics, arts and sports are serving as example for the youths by participating in the 10-km category.
"The marathon's organizing staff did an excellent work. I would invite everyone to applaud the 600 voluntaries that are contributing for Tirana's marathon. Over 400 police officers, numerous firefighters and road-cleaners worked incessantly for this sportive event in Tirana," declared the Mayor speaking to the journalists ahead of the marathon opening.
The Mayor also stated that all measures for the smooth running of this activity have been taken, with emergency services being on the alert.
"I wish successes to all those willing to set a new record. Meantime those who can get tired during the marathon may sit and rest a bit or even seek help if they need it. We'll make sure that everyone will enjoy fantastic day in Tirana, "said Veliaj.