The Tbilisi - Rustavi marathon dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of Azerbaijan's Independence on October 18 has ended,
The awarding ceremony of the winners was held in the Heydar Aliyev Park in Rustavi.
In the marathon, attended by citizens of eight countries, the first three places in the men's and women's categories were awarded cash prizes and trophies. Each participant of the marathon who reached the finish line was given a certificate. Gifts were also given to the oldest female and male participants of the marathon.
Speaking at the event, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia Faig Guliyev thanked the marathoners for their participation.
The diplomat noted that although a concert program dedicated to the national holiday of Azerbaijan was planned, it was canceled to honor the victims of the October 8 tragedy in Batumi.
During the ceremony, samples of Azerbaijani culture were exhibited in the park, dishes of the Azerbaijani cuisine were prepared, and entertaining sports competitions were organized.
The event was also attended by Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Lasha Darsalia, Turkish Ambassador to Georgia Fatma Ceren Yazgan, and other officials.
The female winner of the marathon in Georgia dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of Azerbaijan's Independence on October 18 is revealed, Report informs.
Ketevan Samsonadze was the first woman to reach the finish line.
Samsonadze said she was happy to take first place among female runners. The marathoner congratulated the friendly people of Azerbaijan on Independence Day and thanked the organizers of the competition.
After all the participants cross the finish line, an award ceremony will be held in the Heydar Aliyev Park in Rustavi.
The 30-kilometer Tbilisi-Rustavi marathon started at 10:05 (GMT+4) near the Heydar Aliyev Park in the Georgian capital. About 300 participants took part in the race.
The winner of the marathon in Georgia dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of Azerbaijan's Independence on October 18 is known,
David Kharazishvili was the first marathoner to cross the finish line in the men's category.
In an interview with reporters, Kharazishvili congratulated the state and people of Azerbaijan on Independence Day. He expressed satisfaction with the participation in the marathon and thanked the Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia and other organizers.
A marathon between Georgia's Tbilisi and Rustavi cities dedicated to October 18 - the 30th anniversary of Azerbaijan's Independence Day has begun,
The distance of the marathon, which started from the park named after Heydar Aliyev in Tbilisi, is 30 kilometers.
About 300 participants took part in the race. The first three marathoners in the men's and women's categories, who cross the finish line near the Heydar Aliyev Park in Rustavi, will be awarded medals, diplomas, and various prizes. Other participants who reach the finish line will receive certificates.
The marathon is organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Georgia, the Representation of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) in Georgia, the Association of Azerbaijani Businessmen (AZEBI), and the Azerbaijani Cultural Center named after Mirza Fatali Akhundzade.