President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday praised the recent achievements of the track and field national team, as well as the Amateur Sports Federation (Koeas) for their effort to organise a virtual race open for everyone in Cyprus.
The goal of the race is to reach a combined distance of 9,251 kilometres, which corresponds to the total area of Cyprus, before a track and field event scheduled for June 19-20 at Tsirio Stadium in Limassol.
People wishing to take part in the initiative can register on the Koeas website through a link that will appear later on Monday, Anastasiades said.
“It is really a special honour to inaugurate the virtual race organised by Koeas, a truly pioneering effort,” the President added.
“The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the world of sports. However, the federation’s ingenuity is creating the conditions for a safe restart of all competitions, so that our athletes can take Cyprus to the level it deserves.”
Anastasiades also praised the national team’s athletes for their results on the track, as well as for the good example they are setting for young people in Cyprus.
“The message they are sending out is that regular exercise protects our health and contributes to leading a good life.”