The annual race “Around Cēsis” ends with a record

The annual race “Around Cēsis” ends with a record

In the annual “Around Cēsīm” race held on Saturday in Cēsis, which gathered a strong team, the multiple Latvian champion and Latvian record holder in the half-marathon, Dmitrijs Seryogins from Marua, won the 10km distance with a new track record for men, reports the representative of the competition organizers.

For women, the first place was won by the junior champion in the stadium and indoors, Alise Petrova. In the meantime, Jānis Žagars from Alūks and Marta Gustiņa from Dobel completed 5km unbeaten, informs the representative of the organizers, Ivars Bācis.

For the third year in a row, the renewed “Around Cēsīm” run was held in Cēsis, which is organized by SK “Ashais” with the support of the municipality of Cēsis region, led by Austri Ābolinu, who pointed out that the organizers tried hard so that the runners could achieve their goals. Co-organizer Kristīne Vilcāne emphasized that the tradition has returned to stay, but long-time supporter of the run Ansis Kuplis pointed out that activity and involvement are a positive prerequisite for the people of Cēsis and others to be happy, and that the run “Around Cēsīm” is an event where it can be confirmed and where you can enjoy positive emotions, accumulating energy for your daily run.

As in previous years, this popular race, where the number of participants reached over four hundred, was attended by several of the strongest Latvian runners, who were joined this time by Estonian champions, gradually making this race international and strengthening the lineup even more. Thanks to “Specific”, a producer of quality animal feed, a cash prize fund was provided not only for the first six women and men in 10km, but also for the first three in several age groups in the 5km distance.

Dmitrijs Seryogins celebrated a convincing victory in the men’s 10km with an advantage of more than a minute, who could afford to do ten push-ups before the finish line. The Latvian record holder in the half-marathon, who remained unbeaten in Cēsis in 2022 during the renewal of the race, also set a record for this terrain course with a result of 31:09. Ollavi Allase, multiple Estonian indoor and stadium champion, finished second, while Emīls Matiass Reinfelds, who achieved the Latvian U18 10,000m record two weeks ago in Germany, won two gold medals at the Latvian U18 indoor championship in February. 17 seconds separated Reinfeld from the Estonian.

For women, however, the fight for victory turned out to be more equal. In 2022, she took the second place in 5km, last year finishing second behind the track record holder and Latvian record holder Agates Caunes (33:10), this year Alise Petrova finally celebrated her victory, who also showed her good form on March 23 and April 20 in the “Stirnu buka” stages, where he won the school championship distances. Alice, with a personal record of 10 km – 37:55, was the only one who ran faster than 38 minutes and was 16 seconds ahead of the 2003 world vice-champion for young women and multiple Latvian champion Jeļena Ābeli, who is the owner of the season’s best result in the half-marathon. One and a half minutes behind the winner was Kitija Valtere, the owner of all the gold medals in the Latvian championships in running, who has been second behind Inna Žolnerović twice this year in “Stirnu buk”.

2024-04-28 19:31:36
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