The winners of the charity event ultramarathon Riga-Valmiera were found, in which 128 runners ran 107 kilometers from Friday to Saturday at night from the Freedom Monument in Riga to St. Simon’s Church in Valmiera.
For women, Viktoria Tomaseviciene from Lithuania this year beat both the absolute record of the track and the record for the restored racecourse, taking 10 hours, 31 minutes and 7 seconds in a distance. The second place for women was Antra Lukševica, who finished 11 hours, 27 minutes and 9 seconds, while Tatiana Sviridova from Russia traveled to 11 hours and 29 minutes.
Didzis Glušņevs, who scored for the 2017 championship in the race for 8 hours, 27 minutes and 32 seconds, won the second place, Peteris Grīviņš, in 8 hours, 32 minutes and 11 seconds, while third in Dmitrijs Nicipors, who spent 8 hours on the distance and 46 minutes.
In particular, the winner of the fourth place – Elīna Krūkle from Valmiera – was expected, who has been renewing race for the fourth consecutive year, spending 11 hours, 37 minutes and 15 seconds in the distance.
By the time of 12.00 there are 40 participants, but dropped 24.
The tradition of a renewed racecourse Riga-Valmiera is not only a sporting activity, but its members and volunteers annually donate funds for charity – for the rehabilitation of a child or young person. The funds donated this year will be used for Lāsma Zukure treatment course at Ziedot.lv rehabilitation center “Poga”. Already before the competition was donated 1515 Euros. Lusma also plans to expect the fastest runners to finish at Simon’s Church.
Since the year 2014, the revised racetrack Riga – Valmiera has been taking place for the fourth consecutive year and this year it brought together participants from 10 countries. The racecourse began in 1989 and lasted for five years, but then followed a 21-year break.
The racing program is supported by Valmiera City Council, Gjensidige, Sportland, Lexus, Liepkalni, Dobele Miller, Smiltenes Milk, Cido, Valmiermuiža, Mangaļi, Coca-Cola, Mapon, Samsung, Ezhi, Sajūta Park, Valmiera Theater, Sports Laboratory, etc.
The results of the race can be read live on the internet at ultrataka.lv and on social networks (https://www.facebook.com/ultrataka.lv)