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Mayor of Dubrovnik meets representatives of US sister city and discuss Du Motion event Grad Dubrovnik

Mayor of Dubrovnik meets representatives of US sister city and discuss Du Motion event

Written by  May 05, 2022

Mayor Mato Franković received a delegation from the city of friends of Monterey. The reception was attended by the director of the Dubrovnik Half Marathon "DuMotion" Alen Bošković and the director of the American Marathon "Big Sur", Doug Thurston.

On this occasion, Mayor Franković emphasized that the half marathon on the streets of Dubrovnik was a great overture that marked the return of sports activities and events such as "Du Motion" aimed at promoting sports, healthy lifestyles and ultimately presenting Dubrovnik and Croatia as an unavoidable destination for such events. He pointed out that after a two-year break from holding "DuMotion" in Dubrovnik, good energy and sports enthusiasm were felt, which adds value to this international event, which brings together a large number of runners from around the world.

With the representatives of the California city of Monterey, Maureen McEachen and Laurie Huelga, the mayor discussed the events in Eastern Europe, the COVID-19 pandemic and significant changes caused by the health threat that had a strong effect on human lives. On this occasion, he expressed optimism in the context of economic recovery, the continuation of travel and the arrival of visitors and guests to the city.


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Representatives of Monterey thanked the Mayor of Dubrovnik for their hospitality, excellent cooperation in various fields and continuous nurturing of friendly relations between the two sister cities.

The director of the Dubrovnik Half Marathon, Alen Bošković, thanked all those present for their support in organizing the sixth edition of the race. “This year, Du Motion also attracted participants of different generations who showed passion, will and competitive spirit, which is exactly what makes this event special and inspiring," he concluded.

It is worth mentioning that the Dubrovnik Half Marathon is an excellent example of cooperation between Dubrovnik and Monterey, dating back to 2017 when the two cities received the Sister Cities International award for cooperation in preparation and organization "Du Motion" in the category "Innovation: Economic Development" for cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants.


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