Spaniard Wins 10th Ston Wall Marathon!

Lauren Simmonds

Spanish runner Antoni Puig Izquierdo is the winner of the tenth edition of the Ston Marathon which took place on Sunday morning in Ston.

The tenth edition of the popular Ston Wall Marathon was held over the weekend, and saw athletic competitors from around the globe descend upon the home of the ”European Wall of China”.

As DuList reports on the 25th of September, 2017, Spanish runner Antoni Puig Izquierdo finished the marathon in 3 hours, 21 minutes and 2 seconds, which is a 3.5 minute better result than last year, when a Spaniard also celebrated winning. Second place was taken by Zdravko Jadrija from Split (3:38:00), while the third was his teammate and three-time winner Željko Bradarić (3:46:21). The women’s competition saw first place taken by Hungarian Kata Lovas (4:46:50), ahead of Resie Swart from South Africa (5:00:55) and American Tara Gaines (5:07:33). Otherwise, competitors from 18 countries around the world arrived in Ston to run the 10th edition of the popular Ston Marathon.

In the 15-kilometer race which included 53 contestants, Britain’s Ian Halpin celebrated with an impressive time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 55 seconds. Second place was taken by Nikola Oršulić from Komin (1:07:24), and third place was taken by Dino Belakušić (1:08:49). In the women’s category, the fastest time of 1:26:46 (17th overall) was from Dubrovnik’s own Made Žeravica, who was just slightly ahead of Poland’s Helene Gawryluk (1:27:43, 18th overall) and Brit Caroline Berry (1:31:34 , 20th overall).

In the 4-kilometer race which included 55 competitors, the fastest was Branimir Paškvan from Kostrena (19:56), ahead of Metkovic’s Ruđer Bošković (21:40) and Marijo Vekić (23:27). In the women’s category, first place was won by Sweden’s Tijana Turbić (26:12), the second by Slovenian Sara Brezinščak (28:22) and the third by Dubrovnik’s Ana Car (30:23).


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