The fifth Dubrovnik Half Marathon attracted runners from all over the world yesterday with the whole city beating to the sound of running shoes on stone. After the torrential rain and overcast skies on Saturday for the popular “Run the Walls” event the weather cleared and the sun shone for the Dubrovnik Half Marathon.
The Dubrovnik Half marathon is the jewel in the crown of the Du Motion event in Dubrovnik which sees the city in active mood for a few days. Runners started their Dubrovnik run on the Stradun in the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik and ran out to the river Ombla where they turned and made their way back into the historic core with a big finish again on the Stradun.
Over its brief history the Du Motion events have already picked up many awards and the Half marathon is particularly proud of the five-star rating from the European Athletics Association award for quality and safety.
The winner of this year’s Dubrovnik Half Marathon was Kristijan Stošić from Serbia who completed the course with a time of 14 minutes and 2 seconds. In second place was Yordan Petrova from Bulgaria, while third Matt Edmonds from Great Britain came in third place.
In the women’s race the field was led by Amela Trožić from Bosnia and Herzegovina with a time of 31 minutes and 19 seconds. In second place was Hannah Grant from Switzerland, with a time of 32 minutes and 34 seconds and in third was Martina Schimanski from Germany with a time of 33 minutes and 24 seconds.
The winners of both competitions were presented with their awards by the Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepšić and city councillor Dživo Brčić.
At the beginning of the 21.1-kilometer race, there were a thousand competitors from almost 40 countries.