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Osijek hosts first Balkan Open Championship in Towerrunning up-down

Osijek hosts first Balkan Open Championship in Towerrunning up-down

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50-year-old German Lars Morgan Migge, a member of the German national team and a specialist in races up to 300 steps, won the  first Balkan Open Championship in towerrunning up-down which was held in Osijek at Trg slobode 8. 

Lars competed in Osijek to collect points and is expected to climb up the rankings with the victory. 

72-year-old disabled Croatian athlete does 24-hour charity tower run

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This is a great recognition for the Towerrunning Balkan Association, says race director Božidar Deodat Krešić from Osijek, who is a world record holder, Croatian representative and also the oldest active tower runner.  Krešić will also compete in the World Championships in China in May 2023. 

Božidar Deodat Krešić world record tower running

Božidar Deodat Krešić (Private album)

Runners from 12 countries were invited to the championship: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Greece, Turkey and Albania.

There was a race up 16 floors – 240 stairs and a race up 16 floors – 240 stairs down. In total there were 32 floors and 480 stairs.

Osijek hosts first Balkan Open Championship in Towerrunning up-down

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Age categories were: up to 18, 18-33, 34-43, 44-53, 54-63, 64-73, 74-83, 83-93, 94-99 and 100 and over. People under the age of 18 could compete with the written consent of their parents or guardians or coaches.

There was also one blind competitor in the race and the sponsor of the championship was the Sports Association of the Blind “Svetlost” and the Association “Paths of Grace”.

Each participant received a diploma and a medal.

Osijek hosts first Balkan Open Championship in Towerrunning up-down

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The Balkan Towerrunning Championship is a global competition organised by the Towerruning Balkan Association, a member of the Towerrunning World Association. 

RESULTS:

CATEGORY: BLIND – 1.- Slobodan Bjelajac – 51 – Osijek – Sports association for the blind “Svjetlost” Osijek – 12:34 22 – CHAMPION AND RECORD OF THE BALKANS

First Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships held in Osijek 

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FIREFIGHTERS WITH EQUIPMENT – WOMEN -1. – Ana Karoši – 31- Osijek – DVD Osijek Gornji grad – 07:14.87 – CHAMPION AND RECORD HOLDER OF THE BALKANS FIREFIGHTERS WITH EQUIPMENT – MEN 1.- Antonijo Parađik – 23 – Županja- Public fire department -05:35.41 – CHAMPION AND RECORD OF THE BALKANS 2.-Igor Trpkonić – 41 – Županja Public fire department -03:35.98 – VICE CHAMPION OF THE BALKANS -05: 35.88 3.-Ivan Glasovac – 31 – Osijek – DVD Gornji grad – 06 : 53.22 4.-Tomislav Zupčić -31 – Osijek – DVD Gornji grad – 06 : 53 56

FIREFIGHTERS WITHOUT EQUIPMENT -MEN 1.- Petar Dumgivčić -21 – Đakovo – DVD Đakovo -04:18.45- CHAMPION AND RECORD OF THE BALKANS 2.-Horvat Andred -24 – Đakovo – DVD Đakovo – 04:34.76 -VICE CHAMPION OF THE BALKANS 3.-Stjepan Gomboš- 26 – ĐKOVO – Ddvd – Đakovo – 04 : 43.23

Osijek hosts first Balkan Open Championship in Towerrunning up-down

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REGISTERED ATHLETES

1.- Lars Morgan Migge – 1972 – 50 – Germany -03 : 26.77 – ABSOLUTE CHAMPION AND ABSOLUTE RECORD OF THE BALKANS

2.-Slobodan Petrović -1983 – Croatia -04 : 06.21 – VICE CHAMPION OF THE BALKANS

3.-Jurica Bagarić -1984 – Croatia 04 : 20.96 – 3rd in the Balkans

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4.- Krešo Žarković – 1987 – Serbia — 05: 23.13

5. – Marko Cmrečnjak – 1979 – Slovenia – 05: 43.76

6. – Mladen Primorac – 1983 – Slovenia – 05:45.98

7. – Siniša Lukić – 1996 – Serbia – 05:49.12

8.- Siniša Sefanov – 1992 – Serbia -05: 52.87

9.- Mladen Perović -1993 – Croatia –05:54.98 

10.- Igor Jakopfi – 1994 – Croatia- 05.55.76

11.- Goran Oterbajn – 1981 – Bosnia and Herzegovina – 05:59.12

12.- Jakov Milanović – 1984 – Croatia – 05:59.99

13.- Dražen Opačak – 1987 – Croatia – 06: 02.78

14.- Dalibor Viboh – 1981- Croatia – 06:03.67

15.-Vedran Ferko – 2000 – Croatia – 06:06.54

16.- Karlo Vilanj – 2002- Croatia – 06:07.32

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