An introductory meeting was held for the 7rd Istanbul Marathon, which will start on November 2021, 43. Specially designed t-shirts in 3 different colors to be worn by the athletes who will run in the marathon were introduced at the fashion show held by drones. The visual feast, which was held with 'flying t-shirts' in the meeting hall, received great acclaim. Speaking at the meeting, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu“I believe with all my heart that we will carry Istanbul to many different points in the coming years in terms of raising athletes, establishing facilities and organizing international organizations, and that we will experience the pride of hosting the Olympics together in this magnificent city.”
The introductory meeting for the 43rd Istanbul Marathon of N Kolay was held at Swissotel in Şişli. Emphasizing that the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon is a unique organization as it is the only race in the world to be run between two continents, İmamoğlu said, “Perhaps the best moment, one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to discover the details of this city is to be a part of this marathon. I think everyone living in Istanbul should be able to cross that bridge by walking or running, even if it is once in their life.” Pointing out that as Sports Istanbul, a subsidiary of IMM, they have reached 2 thousand children throughout the year with 19 branches, including e-sports, in 100-month periods, İmamoğlu shared the information that one out of every 3 children aged 15-200 in Istanbul attends IMM Sports Schools.
A CALL FOR SPORTS FEDERATIONS TO COOPERATE
Emphasizing that they aim to instill the "spirit of Olympism" in the moments by directing children and young people to branches with low demand, İmamoğlu also made the following call to the federations that manage different sports branches:
“At this point, I know that we are doing valuable organizations that are in harmony with the Athletics Federation. But I would like to make my call to all other federations in this sense: We, as Istanbul, want to host an international event. I would like to declare that I wish and wish to cooperate with all federations on this issue. In this respect, let us express our willingness to prepare all kinds of opportunities and bring the most valuable organizations to Istanbul, let us express our willingness and determination. At this point, we are ready to support. Let us also give the good news that we have started such projects in the most effective way with our Athletics Federation.”
“I BELIEVE WE WILL HOST THE OLYMPICS”
Dr. in Yenikapı between 4-6 November. Announcing that the “Istanbul Sports and Marathon Fair” will be held at Kadir Topbaş Show and Art Center, İmamoğlu said, “To see the organizers of international marathons such as Ufa, Sofia, Kazan, Sevilla, Warsaw, Minsk, and Skopje who want to take us as an example, our experiences and our experiences from the past. We will host you here. I believe with all my heart that we will carry Istanbul to many different points in the coming years in terms of raising athletes, establishing facilities and organizing international organizations and that we will experience the pride of hosting the Olympics together in this magnificent city.”
“I FLY FROM HAPPINESS”
After the speeches, specially designed t-shirts in 3 different colors to be worn by the athletes who will run in the marathon were introduced with the fashion show performed by drones. The event, which gave a visual show with “flying t-shirts” in the meeting hall, received great acclaim. After the T-shirt presentation, the question-and-answer session started. İmamoğlu, the famous sports writer Attila Gökçe, said, “The world record for men is 2 hours and 01 minutes. If the first marathon run in less than 2 hours is in Istanbul, what would you do?” He was asked, “I swear I would blow up with happiness, but I think that if anyone runs, we will make him an absolute Istanbulite. Nice thing. We host him, we reward him. It was a nice reminder. Now we are obsessed with, 'How will it be? "Is it possible, of course, I wish," he replied.
ÇİNTIMAR: “23 ELITE TURKISH ATHLETES WILL RUN A MARATHON”
In the ceremony; Spor Istanbul A.S. General Manager Renay Onur, Athletics Federation President Fatih Çintimar and Aktif Bank General Manager Ayşegül Adaca also gave speeches. While Onur conveys the details about the organization; Çintimar shared information about the elite athletes who will participate in the marathon. Çintimar emphasized that there were 8 elite athletes who participated in the marathon from Turkey 2 years ago, and this number increased to 43 in the 23rd Istanbul Marathon of N Kolay. Adaca stated that they determined the slogan of the marathon as “Look at Istanbul, look at running”.
20 THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC RUN
N Kolay 43rd Istanbul Marathon will start on Sunday, November 7, 2021. N Kolay 43. Istanbul Marathon, which is the only intercontinental marathon in the world; There will be a limited number of participants in the 42 kilometers and 15 kilometers categories. Within the scope of the marathon, an 8-kilometer public run will also be held. Along with a team of 42 people, 9000 volunteers will take part in 1500 organizations. In the marathon; There will be a total of 100 chip runners from more than 42 countries, with 5.000 (50 of them elite) in the 15km category and 15.000 in the 20.000km category. In the People's Run, 20.000 Istanbulites will sweat.