Havana hosts annual Global Ports Run

Runners passed in front of the most emblematic sites of Havana Runners passed in front of the most emblematic sites of Havana

Global Ports Holding (GPH) took its annual Global Run event to one of its most recent portfolio additions: La Habana Cruise Port.

GPH was the main sponsor of the run, which brought together participants from around the world to run in support of cultural tolerance and enjoy Havana’s beauty.

Over 6,000 athletes from 51 different countries participated in the marathon. About 1,600 of the participants were from overseas.

The largest number of participants came from the US (278), followed by Mexico (90) and France (84) which was the European country most represented in the Caribbean event.

One of the surprises was the participation of actor and singer Will Smith in the half marathon.

The Global Ports Marabana Cuba took place over four different distances: 5km, 10km, a half marathon distance (21.1km) and a full marathon distance (42.2km).

Runners participating in the marathon distance of 42 kilometres, passed in front of the most emblematic sites of the city, including the Capitolio, the Revolution Museum and the famous Malecon or the Revolution Square, to name a few sights.

Winners of the marathon in men’s was Cuban athlete Henry Jaen for a sixth time with a record of 2 hours, 33 minutes and 59 seconds. In women’s, Yudileyvis Castillo came first by completing the marathon in 2 hours, 53 minutes and 51 seconds.

Global Ports Holding ceo, Emre Sayin said: ‘The event importantly demonstrates our continued commitment, as the world’s largest cruise port operator, to promoting integration and tolerance among different cultures. Congratulations to everyone who took part.’'

 

Posted 21 November 2018

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