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The Tirana Marathon will be held on October 23

The Tirana Marathon will be held on October 23

The mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, has invited all citizens to join the "Tirana Marathon" that will take place on October 23. During a meeting with sports representatives, where athletes and champion athletes such as Luiza Gega participated, he recalled that the marathon, which until yesterday was not even perceived by the citizens as a sports event, today has become the biggest sports event of the year in city.

The Tirana Marathon will be held on October 23

"The Tirana Marathon was seen simply as a beautiful sporting activity. The city was not used to such events when we organized it the first year. People were walking among the runners, they weren't used to blocking the roads, but it's been 3-4 years and now the city not only understands that they shouldn't go out in cars that day, but come to greet the marathon, while they themselves walking, tourists come out to see the race, and today Tirana can organize a marathon without incidents", said Veliaj.

The mayor also emphasized the importance of the "Car Free Day" initiative and how it has significantly influenced the improvement of air quality, compared to a few years ago, based on the official application of the European Union.

"We have seen the effect of the "Days without cars", the sports days. Even the one who hasn't left the house has better air, just because the city is blocked by cars. Today there is no need to listen to the government or the municipality, you can open the EU application, "Il Meteo", enter the relevant satellite and see how the air is in Tirana. We only found it in red and orange, today it is green, very green and not at all green. So the marks are from 8th, 9th and 10th. In this sense, I really want to turn the marathon into a success story and an extraordinary business for the city," added Veliaj.