This Sunday, more than a thousand Aktobe residents at 8 AM already are warming up in the Park of the First President. Autumn race brought together fans of sports and a healthy lifestyle is not the first year.
Representatives of Zhubanov University traditionally participate on the city marathons and win prizes, but this time the team of Zhubanov University has increased significantly. Three hundred heads of structural divisions, teachers and students decided to test their strength.
The oldest participant of the race, the head of the rector’s office Gafur Borambayev, 58 years old, a former athlete, decided to test his strength after a long break. Having overcome the distance of 5 km, Gafur Maratovich shared that he came to test his strength and was pleased with himself: “Everything worked out, I feel good, so we will be alive — we will run!” he said.
The oldest participant of the race,Gafur Borambayev the head of the rector’s office is 58 years old, a ex-athlete, decided to test his strength after a long break. Having overcome the distance more 5 km, Gafur Maratovich shared that he came to test his strength and was pleased with himself: “Everything worked out, I feel good, so we will be alive — we will run!” he said.
Another participant of the marathon in the age category is 50-59 years Mergembay Kurgambekov head of the “Art work and design” Department, for the first time participating in the city race, assured that next year will run not 5, but 10 km.
If the management and teaching staff ran to support the team and test their strength, the veteran athletes and students of the Zhubanov University counted solely on the victory. First-course professional and creative faculty Julia Andreeva, who finished second in the distance of 5 km, said that for her this is not the first race: “2 years in a row I won marathons in Khromtau, here too was aiming to win” – shared the student.
Among the winners-students also Asemgul Sarsenbayeva student of specialty “Physical Culture and sport” – 1st place 10 km, Batyrbek Akan student of Technical faculty-2nd place 10 km, Gulfina Gataulina student of specialty “Physical culture and sport” – 3rd place 5km.
Traditionally, the leaders of the marathon were teachers of Zhubanov University from the Department of “Physical culture and sport” Aibek Gabdullin and Shyngys Tuleuov, who took the 1st and 2nd places respectively.
The winners were awarded with cash prizes and medals, and all other participants of the main sports festival of Aktobe received a charge of vivacity and excellent mood.