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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUArchitect and marathon runner Dins Vecans wants to break stereotypes about impossible things and wants to inspire society to believe in their dreams. This is why he intends to start an 18-day marathon around Latvia. He plans to start on 18 May.

The project – Run around Latvia – is realized in cooperation with Ghetto Games and 1836 Fund, which commenced the realization of «Aplido, apceļo, apmīļo Latviju» in 2015 to create a 1,836 km long tourism road around Latvia.

«This road, which passes rivers, beaches, forests and fields, not only invites and inspires, but also challenges. It challenges us to believe in ourselves,» says the athlete.

The first day of the marathon is set to commence in Riga, at the Freedom Monument 18 May. The road will lead to Salacgriva. On the 18th day of the marathon, runners will cover the distance from Mersrags to the Freedom Monument in Riga, where the project’s closing event will be held.

The marathon road will cross 43 of Latvia’s regions. Each region will have checkpoints. Time and location will be announced in advance so that residents can join the marathon. When creating the route for the marathon, focus will be put on making sure there are interesting sights to see along the way, says Vecans.

«Latvia’s far-away locations, the highest point in the country, fishing villages, all kinds of unusual objects, like the Dream Staircase or the Devil’s Cave, and many other places will help show to everyone how beautiful and varied Latvia’s nature is,» says the project’s organizer.

«Latvians are a sporting nation. This is proved by all kinds of running events organized all around Latvia. This marathon is not just about physical fitness, it’s also about believes in yourself, finding motivation to see things that inspire us and seem unreachable. I invite everyone, regardless of age, to join the challenge, pick a destination and show what we’re made of. We can do more than we know!»

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