One of the most spectacular sporting events of this year Minsk half-marathon 2017 took place in Minsk on Saturday, September 10!
30 000 runners from 50 participating countries line up for the start near the Sports Palace. The half-marathon was a part of celebrating of Minsk 950th anniversary and the APS team couldn’t stand aside.
Our team consisted of both experienced marathon runners and those who participated in such an event for the first time. It wasn’t important what motivation prompted team members to join the marathon – the desire to show an excellent result, or just to test their strengths. All of us were united by team spirit and love to sport.
At 9 a.m. the APS team members gathered together near the Sports Palace for warming-up. Most of us decided to run the distance of 5.5 km, but there were also the 10.55-km runners. The start was announced, but the runners had to wade through the crowd about a half a kilometer to start unimpeded run. But we managed it!
The support of the audience and the encouragement of colleagues running alongside were the best motivation. Minsk Half-marathon is an indescribable atmosphere of a sports festival, a test for one's own abilities and at the same time a spirit of unity with something significant.
It was nice to see our little fans who were waiting for their parents at the finish line and gave them the sincerest emotions, which were better than any victories and awards.
Thanks to all the APS team members!