Prague wants to break the world's record in Half Marathon

The marathon ends in front of Rudolfinum Everybody can participate in the 2007 Hervis Prague Half Marathon, which is held, together with Hervis Corporate Half Marathon, this Saturday. By popular demand, the organizers limited the number of participants to 6,000.

The organizers have one aim this year – to break the world’s record. They invited the best runners who may reach the distance of 21kms and 97.5 meters in less than one hour. The main hope rests on three runners from Kenya Patrick Mutuku Ivuti, William Todoo Rotich and Ken Jacob Yator.

If the runners run at speed of 2 minutes 50 seconds per kilometer, they could manage. Among other stars are Czech athletes Roman Sebrle and Ludmila Formanova who will shoot from the start pistol. People can still register for the marathon today in Ovocny trh until 20:00. The winner will get €3500, if his/her time is better than 58 minutes 53 seconds, the award is €60,000.

See also restrictions in Prague public transport and restrictions on the roads in the centre of Prague during the marathon.

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