Gratitude Prize Awarded to Veliaj by AFF
Albanian Daily News
Published October 15, 2017
The Albanian Athletics Federation (AAF) awarded the gratitude prize on Sunday to Tirana Mayor Erion Veliaj at the end of Tirana's Marathon. This prize was given to Mayor Veliaj by the AAF president, Gjergj Ruli as recognition for the contribution given in the marathon's organization.
"I managed to set a new personal record, despite failing to win any prize thanks to my results. The most important element is the fact that this year's marathon was even more qualitative that the last one. I believe that this is the path that leads toward the city which we all dream to have one day," declared Veliaj while receiving this prize.
Mayor Veliaj managed to break his last record by completing the 10-km distance within 59 minutes and 5 seconds.