At Boston Marathon, Ukrainian runners show national pride

“A 33-year-old Ukrainian resident who lives in Brooklyn, Molchanov ran the 26.2-mile race using a Ukraine singlet, with his face painted his homelands blue and yellow. In a stand versus the violence in Ukraine, the race likewise barred athletes from Russia and Belarus who are currently residing in either country.That made the race even more poignant for Molchanov, whose mom and grandma have refused to leave their homeland near Crimea.Along the route, there were indications of assistance for the Ukraine runners. It was the 2nd time his Boston Marathon strategies were scuttled, after missing last years race because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Korolyk was annoyed to miss out on the race, but his anger was overshadowed by the war.

“A 33-year-old Ukrainian citizen who lives in Brooklyn, Molchanov ran the 26.2-mile race wearing a Ukraine singlet, with his face painted his homelands blue and yellow. In a stand against the violence in Ukraine, the race also barred athletes from Russia and Belarus who are presently living in either country.That made the race even more poignant for Molchanov, whose mom and granny have actually declined to leave their homeland near Crimea.Along the route, there were indications of assistance for the Ukraine runners. Seeing those colors all along the route made it feel like a “home race,” he said.Igor Krytsak also crossed the surface line waving the flag of his native Ukraine. It was the second time his Boston Marathon strategies were scuttled, after missing last years race because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Korolyk was annoyed to miss the race, but his anger was overshadowed by the war.

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