Zabljak/Pluzine- What seemed impossible even to the organizers of the first Mountain bike marathon around Durmitor, happened yesterday on a 86 kilometers long track: the winner has from Zabljak over Virka, Posecen area, Sedlo, Lokvice, Pisce, Trsa, Nedajno, Canyon Susica, Mala Crna Gora, Stuoc and back, came for less than three and a half hours!
Twenty competitors have, driving the race to exhaustion, through a so called ring around Durmitor, which people that exercise cross for 8 or 9 hours, left numerous tourists and observers breathless.
-It is known that this race, whose general protector is Ministry of Tourism, has for a goal the extension of the summer season on Durmitor, and the visit has overcome all the expectations – said the director of the race Ninoslav Gostiljac, reminding on the character of one of the numerous manifestations which clubs “Zbrdazdola from Dobrog Dola” and “Ravnoteza7” (Balance 7) organize.
He explained that the weather conditions have made possible for the competitors to drive the track in a record time, which after the race they have typified as one of the most beautiful in Europe.
The best result, and at the same time the record of the first “MTB MARATHON AROUND DURMITOR” was set by Boris Popovic from Novi Sad, the driver of MBK “Crvena zvezda”(Red star), who has crosses the finish line after 3 hours, 23 minutes, and 14 seconds.
The second place belonged to Ivan Jovanovic (03:28:24), and the third to Milanko Usiljanin (03:54:56) from “Bounty Kraljevo”. The most successful competitor from Montenegro was Sanel Martinovic from “Ciklomont” from Bijelo polje.
The only female competitor, Marica Jozic from Subotica, drove the “ring” for four and a half hours.
-We are glad that the first MTB MARATHON passed in a fair, decent, and sport atmosphere and that all the competitors have reached the finish line without any problems. We are also proud that we as organizers have shown that we can conduct this kind of a manifestation on a high level, and that all the competitors have shown a great interest to come next year- said Gostiljac.