Turkey’s first ultra-marathon, the Lycian Way Ultra-Marathon, has given the world a new race. The event took place between October 9 and 17, starting with a press conference on October 9.
The length of the stages varied each day, and contestants tried to reach the next destination point without exceeding the predefined duration for each stage. Between these destination points, checkpoints were set up approximately every 10 kilometers to supply water and medical support, if needed. Contestants were tracked with GPS equipment by the search and rescue team. The Memorial Hospital provided medical support.
Among our contestants, Alper Dalkilic and Aylin Savaci Armador, ran for the donation of six wheelchairs to the Turkish Spinal Cord Injury Association through the Step-By-Step Formation.
For more information about the project, click here.
A contested from Denmark with type-1 diabetes ran to prove that his disease could be controlled by sport and that a diabetic can succeed in an ultra-marathon. He participated in the race in order to set example for all diabetics in the world.
Saturday, 9th of October 2010
Monday, 10th of October 2010
Monday, 11th of October 2010
Saturday, 16th of October 2010
Sunday, 17th of October 2010