The storms started last night and continues this morning, not ideal weather for running, especially racing around the glass-shine stone of the iconic Dubrovnik City Walls. But that is exactly what almost a hundred runners from all over the world did today in the “Run the Walls,” event as part of the Du Motion Dubrovnik 2019.
The stone was certainly slippery and when you bear in the mind that the runners had over 2 kilometres in front of the them and well over a thousand steps it was always going to be a challenging race. And experience had the last word as last year’s winner was again this year’s new champion. Luka Đurović was the winner of the 2019 Race the Walls event with the fastest time of 11 minutes and 36 hundredths of a second, around 24 seconds better than his winning time from last year.
In second place this year was Luka Rajčević who finished just 3 seconds and 61 hundredths of a second behind Đurović. And in third place was Zdravko Mišović from Serbia with a time of 11 minutes and 39 seconds.
The winner of this year’s women’s race was Andrea Klečak with a winning time of 14 minutes and 52 seconds, followed by Jan Vinković and in the bronze medal position was Cath Worthington from Great Britain.
The director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Romana Vlašić, presented the finalists with their medals and 85 of total of 97 runners completed the course.
Tomorrow is the main event and the Dubrovnik Half Marathon.