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[Photo Gallery] Dubrovnik in Motion: Running Heroes

Du Motion: Dubrovnik's Half Marathon Really Became 'More Than a Race'

The weekend behind us was marked by fantastic sport – whether recreational or professional – running. Many, thousands of them, headed to Dubrovnik this weekend, all for one reason – Du Motion. As part of this great event, several races were held: citizens, children and professional runners’ race. In total, 1200 runners came to Dubrovnik this weekend.

Alija Imamović from the Bosnian Ultra running Team is the winner of this year’s sixth edition of the Dubrovnik Half Marathon, with a time of 1:15:21. The best lady was Tea Faber from the AC Dubrovnik, with a time of 1:28:17. Ante Živković from the AC Dubrovnik won second place in the Dubrovnik Half Marathon with a time of 1:17:48, while the third place was taken by Dejan Angeloski from TK Ohrid TrcaT with a time of 1:19:27. Deborah Thomas from the Trentham Running Club finished second in the women’s competition with a time of 1:30:43, while Joanne Stanfield of Trentham RC finished third with a time of 1:32:03. Congrats!

Filip Milanović from AC Crvena zvezda is the winner of the Charity Race 5K which took place this Sunday with the start on Stradun. He ran five kilometers with a time of 18:39. In the women’s competition, the winner was Lukrecija Krstičević from the Jerkovac Handball Academy with a time of 21:57.
The second place in the men’s competition was won by Alen Memić from the club Capital Runners 387 with a time of 18:56, while the third place was taken by Sanel Uzunović from Infobip with a time of 20:25. The second in the women’s competition is Alisa Alita Vlašić from the Dubrovnik Running School, who passed the finish line with a time of 22:42, and the third is Irma Kristić from the Sanus Motus Running School with a time of 23:09.

See more results HERE.

Somewhat bold idea of Du Motion was born in 2015, as the vision aiming at setting Dubrovnik in motion. Originally, the event had a motto More than a race and a very simple goal – to promote sports and healthy lifestyle, all within the spectacular setting of ancient Dubrovnik, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

Thanks to the dedication, enthusiasm and joined efforts of Dubrovnik Sports Federation, The City of Dubrovnik and The Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Dubrovnik’s Half Marathon really became “more than a race”. Over a very short period, it has transformed into the full-fledged international multi-day sports and recreational event with as much as four races – Dubrovnik Half Marathon, 5K Charity Race, Run The Wall and Kids Day. The event includes the accompanying events such as Du Motion Expo – gathering place for runners and exhibitors – and Du Motion Chat – a series of talks by prominent lecturers from the world of running.