Tamara Mlađenović, member of the ‘Run & More Community’ team, as one of the representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ran her first marathon at TCS New York City Marathon.
Our representative began running inspired by the events organized by the “Run & More Community” team, and gained her first running experience at the Banja Luka half-marathon. She has also participated in organization of all of our events and has proudly carried the flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina in New York promoting the city of Banjaluka in the most beautiful way among the more than 50,000 runners from all over the world.
Mary Keitany reached the second best time in New York
Mary Keitany, an athlete from Kenya together with an athlete from Ethiopia Lelisa Desisa won the marathon held in New York.
Keitany finished the marathon race in 2:22:48, which is the second best time of the New York Marathon race. That is only 17 seconds difference from the marathon record that her countryman Margaret Okayo set 15 years ago.
Coming in second place with a two minutes and 13 seconds difference, was the domestic athlete Vivian Cheruiyot while, on the winning stand, coming in as third, was an American athlete Shalane Flanagan who won the marathon the previous year.
Daniel Romanchuk became the first American, and the youngest wheelchair racer ever, to win the race in the men’s category, while Manuela Schär from Switzerland successfully defended the 2017 title.