Organised by Run Ukraine, the European Athletics Association has awarded the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon a five star rating . And bet on Kyiv City Marathon odds show confidence a new time record will be set for the event. From 2020, the race becomes one of seven running events that make up the Ukrainian Majors Running league. Now open to professional runners, it seems likely we will see new race records sometime soon.
The 11th Kyiv Marathon will take place on November 1, 2020. Increasingly popular, it will attract 17,000 participants, 1,220 volunteers, and tens of thousands of spectators. The anniversary 10th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon last year was the largest running event in the history of the Ukraine. Online sportsbooks in Ukraine will also give you odds for other race distances taking place in Kyiv the same weekend.
The number of competitors looks set to keep increasing
On October 16, 2010 Kyiv held its inaugural marathon, involving 546 participants from 13 countries. Since then, entry numbers have risen steadily. Foreign participation is also increasing, as more and more people seek to conquer the course. Runners from many other countries including Poland, France, Latvia and Belarus account for approximately ten percent of all entrants. Passing through the heart of the city, runners can enjoy the capital’s architecture, colourful culture and most iconic landmarks. The highlight this year is a new route, creating a 42.195 Km circle through Kyiv. It will start from Khreshchatyk and run along the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the Paton Bridge, past the Church of the Tithe, St. Michael Cathedral and other picturesque places.
The event has traditionally focused on non-professional runners of different levels and ages. And bet on Kyiv City Marathon odds reflect several reasons why attracting new runners has never been a problem. Aside from the already mentioned picturesque venue, participation in the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon is an opportunity to spend time in, and discover a new country. Ukraine is a relatively young state that only officially gained its independence in 1991. The race is also very efficiently organised, and frequently receives positive feedback for this. And let’s not forget, the cost is still very low compared to other marathons such as New York or London.
With more and more runners, it is inevitable we will see faster times. And if you are reading this article, there is a good chance you are also a runner. Read Bet on yourself at the London Marathon thanks to Betfair! and find out how in 2016, you could even have bet on yourself.
Bet on Kyiv City Marathon odds show a belief new time record will be set
The current world record time for men over the distance is 2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya achieved this in Berlin in 2018. In 2019, in Vienna, he was also the first human to run a marathon in less than two hours. While this kind of performance is unlikely in Kyiv, the current record here stands at a more-than-respectable 2 hours 19 minutes, set in 2013. The same year also saw the fastest woman to pass the distance in 2 hours 44 minutes.
So how long will these records stand? This season, the event becomes one of the stages of the Ukrainian Majors Running League, comprising seven running events in six Ukrainian cities. And unlike previous years, the League is not only for amateurs but also for professional runners and elite athletes. Runners will not only be trying to set personal bests in Kyiv. They will also accumulate points from each event, and compete for prizes at the end of the season in seven different classifications, including youth, masters, relay and team.
Everybody knows that running is a competitive sport, and that runners can be very competitive. 1xBET Sportsbook is offering odds for a new time record of 1.7. For the current record to remain unbeaten, the odds are 2.15. With a huge increase in the number of runners, and an influx of professionals, the former seems very likely. A victory here will be a matter of prestige for many now. And something else is also worth a mention. The prize fund has increased to 521 400 UAH, which is twice as much as last year. How about that for an incentive to set a fast time? Visit Online gambling sites in Ukraine to get odds for other races taking place during the 2020 season.