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The Girne Half Marathon in aid of Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation

The Turkcell 1st Girne Half Marathon was held on Sunday 8th April with the slogan “Although I don’t know you,  I am running for you”, with around 3,000 people participating.

“Turkcell 1st Girne Half Marathon” was in aid of the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer, and organized in cooperation with EGAD and the Girne Municipality.

The half marathon course was sponsored by Mehmet Eminoglu Investment, Magic Touch Group, Ramadan Cemil Operations and Mpower with 3, 7 and 21 kilometers in 4 different age groups in the categories of men and women.

Athletic veterans were honoured guests.

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman, Labour and Social Security Minister Zeki Çeler, Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü, Deputies, Kuzey Kıbrıs Turkcell General Manager Harun Maden and citizens attended. The event was also attended by former president of the Athletics Federation of Turkey, World Masters Athletics champion and national athlete Semra Aksu and Hasan Kasap as guests of honour.

While there is no rating for 3km running and walking, the grades for the 7km and 21km courses are as follows:

7 km women’s category
18-29 age first Aysa Küçükakça ; second Ayten Ceyda ; third Buse Űreten
30-39 age first Amy Laura Farr ; second Melda Unal ; third Nilüfer Türksoy
40-49 age first Nüsabe Paşayeva ; second Neval Çelebioğlu Akgürgel ; third Naile Soyel
Over the age of 50 –
first Gökçen Özyalçın ; second Kadriye Debreli ; third Şerife Derya Deniz

7 km men’s category
18-29 age first Zak Anderson ; second Yusuf Özalp ; third Mehmet Salih Tekyıl
30-39 age first Hakan Tazegül ; second Aytekin Sanin ; third Christian Shrötz
40-49 age first Terger Debreli ; second Osman Tamer ; third Ertaş Hükümdar
Over the age of 50 –
first Ibrahim Azkal ; second Dervis Atakan ; third Karl Ruc

21 km women’s category
18-29 age first Emine Uluçay ; second İmer Güvener ; third Tanya Güryel
30-39 age first Nuran Öze ; second Sevim Yildiz ; third Betül Çamci
Over the age of 50 –
first Gökçen Özyalçın ; second Kadriye Debreli ; third Şerife Derya Deniz

21 km men’s category
18-29 age first Nisher Nurushev ; second Utku Meriç ; third Mehmet Korkut
30-39 age first Eser Kurt ; second Hüseyin Öngün ; third Mehmet Yıldırım
40-49 age first Cemal İnçi ; second Aykut Çelikbaş ; third Osman Atakan
Over the age of 50 –
first Aysun Öztrak ; Aziz Limasollu ; third Mehmet İsmet Beşik

For more pictures see the slideshow below.

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