Tirana's Marathon, Another Success for the City - Says Veliaj
Albanian Daily News
Published October 15, 2017
Tirana's Marathon was organized for the 2nd consecutive year on Sunday by the municipality. This time the marathon was organized as an officially certified race from the "Association of International Marathon and Distance Race" at the same time as part of the International Athletics Federation's Athletics House.
In his greeting speech at the end of the marathon mayor Veliaj expressed the satisfaction that Tirana municipality managed to organize such a massive activity giving to the capital its annual marathon similar to that in many other capitals of the world. He added that the Marathon, in addition to the sporting aspect, was a success for the city of Tirana, as it managed to bring a large number of foreign sportsmen, as well as a large number of tourists who came to see this race.
"Over 3000 visitors arrived in Tirana in the framework of the marathon booking 3000 hotel rooms and consuming 10.000 meals. This was a great opportunity for Tirana in the economic aspect," said Veliaj.
He thanked all those who contributed to the organization and progress of this marathon, starting with the Municipal Police and State Police, the volunteers and the emergency services.
A special thank was also addressed by the mayor to the citizens for their well-understanding on view of the circulation temporary restriction due to the marathon.