18th Ljubljana Marathon 2013 with some familiar names as rabbits

18th Ljubljana marathon is THE event to be at for all Slovenian recreational runners. The biggest sports for all event in the country. On this weekend, October 26th and 27th 2013, almost 15.000 runners of all generations will join some of the numerous events from children’s and fun runs to half marathon and full marathon.

Among them will be some familiar names from ultrarunning community. Some of them will be helping fellow runners as pacemakers – popularly called the rabbits.

Runners at the Ultramarathon Zagreb – Vukovar have reached Osijek

Today’s fourth stage at the 12th Memorial Ultramarathon Zagreb – Vukovar from Slavonski Brod to Osijek was with it’s 84 kilometers the hardest if not the longest one. Unusually warm weather for this time of the year only increased the difficulty of the stage.

Six runners started the stage and as with previous days the finish line standings were the same. First was Boris Ivanovič, second was Elvir Rakipović, the host of this stage and third was Miro Režonja.

Day three, the longest stage of Zagreb – Vukovar Ultramarathon 2013

As we are writing this report the official results of Day three of the 12th Ultramarathon Zagreb – Vukovar are not published yet. But Miro’s wife Zdenka Režonja tells us that runners have finished the third and the longest stage of the race. After 90,5 kilometers the first at the finish in Slavonski Brod was Boris Ivanovič in the time of 8 hours and 14 minutes, second was Elvis Rakipović in 9:29 and third Miro Režonja in 10:31.

Lojze Primožič finished 5th at Spartathlon 2013

Lojze Primožič, one of the best Slovenian ultrarunners was a 5th finisher at this year’s Spartathlon. He reached the feet of King Leonidas in an amazing time of 26:43:31. This was his third and of course the best appearance at one of the most demanding long distance races.

Lojze has said afterwards:
Thanks to everybody for encouragement and congratulations. Your energy certainly helped me on the road to Sparta. I am so happy and proud. And humble. You can never know how will it all work out. It is really difficult to describe your feelings while you are running towards the statue of King Leonidas. It is all worth it.

Spartathlon 2013, 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta