Ukrainian Runs 250 km to Raise Money for Ukrainian Army

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Ukrainian Runs 250 km to Raise Money for Ukrainian Army

An ultramarathon runner from Ukraine plans to raise funds to buy a bus for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

This is not the first time an athlete from Prykarpattya (Western Ukraine) Mykola Taran participates in charity marathons. However, before, the stakes were not as high as they are now. To collect $3.000 for a bus for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the marathon runner ran out of the village of Nebyliv, Ivano-Frankivsk region, and finished in the city of Chernivtsi. On the first day, Mykola ran 70 km; on the final day, the athlete ran in the pouring rain. It took the athlete 22 hours to complete the race.

"I borrowed the idea of ​​the run from the Icelandic Ice&Fire 250 km ultramarathon. Since there is a war in Ukraine, I could not represent Ukraine at these competitions this year and therefore decided to run remotely", Mykola Taran.

Mykola continues his route, and in the first 6 days, he managed to collect ₴15.000 (36.56 exchange) and $250. The marathon will continue until the required amount is collected. Also, Mykola Taran is the first Ukrainian to run 73 km twice in Norway.

"September 17, if the Ministry of the sport of Ukraine allows the trip for 7 days, I will represent Ukraine for the third time at the competitions in Oslo. If I can leave and win, all my prize fund will go to the AFU", Mykola Taran.

We remind you that the children of Ukraine sing in the parks to raise money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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