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UIPM 2019 Global Laser Run City Tour: Personal and sport development in Chelyabinsk (RUS)

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Following the success of the 2018 event, the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia staged its second Global Laser Run City Tour on June 7.

The racing took place at the Elesina Stadium and more than 270 participants, aged five to 69, took part in rainy conditions.

It was another demonstration of the commitment of the regional federation in Chelyabinsk, which has been very active in UIPM Sports development.

A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “The competitions were held in a friendly, warm atmosphere and all winners received medals, certificates of international standard and gifts from sponsors.

“Officials gladly tried their hand at laser shooting, like the rest of the spectators and fans. The competition was held in a friendly, warm atmosphere.”

Among the VIPs in attendance were Leonid Oder, Acting Minister of Sport for the Chelyabinsk region, and Maksim Kleshchevnikov, Acting Head of the Sports Department.

Leonid Oder said: “We hope there will be further development of this sport, which reveals a person in many ways. Let’s support it. Let’s go!”

A junior member of the Russian national team, George Tarasov, added: “The interest of Laser Run is that you need to lay yourself out in running and shooting with a steady pulse. Meanwhile, you have to be able to handle emotions to hit all targets.”

The GLRCT was created in 2017 to provide an entry point to UIPM Sports for people of all ages in urban communities around the world.

Another 100 cities have been selected in 2019 as hosts of the GLRCT or the Biathle/Triathle National Tour. The full calendar can be viewed at the UIPM website, where you can also find more information on UIPM’s various multi-discipline sports.

In September, the UIPM Laser Run World Championships will be incorporated into the Pentathlon World Championships for the first time in Budapest (HUN), where Laser Run is also on the programme for the 1st World Urban Games.

In December, Laser Run and Triathle will both feature for the first time in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.

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