A commemorative stamp to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Košice Marathon

A commemorative stamp to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Košice Marathon
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StampNews.com is glad to inform that Slovakia Post is going to issue a commemorative postage stamp to celebrate the 90th jubilee of the Kosice Marathon will be issued on the day of marathon , October 5, 2014. Author of the stamp design is Peter Uchnár, academic artist.

There will be 540.000 pieces issued each in the nominal value of 0,45 EUR. During the Kosice Marathon history two commemorative stamps were issued in 1956 and in 1980.

The Košice Peace Marathon is the oldest marathon in Europe and the sixth-oldest in the world.

The first course was held in 1924. The marathon takes place each year on the first October Sunday. The first women's race was held in 1980.

The course is flat, completely asphalted and traffic free, two laps in the historic city center of Košice, Slovakia. The course records are 2:27:47 for women (set by Ashete Dido in 2013) and 2:07:01 hours for men (set by Lawrence Kimaiyo in 2012).

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