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2019 NBA PREDICTIONS-Monday, Nov. 11-Saturday, Nov. 16

Monday, Nov. 11

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Timberwolves PK 51%
Pistons 49%
7:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Mavericks 36%
Celtics -3.5 64%
7:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Grizzlies 31%
Spurs -5 69%
  8 p.m.
Rockets -2.5 60%
Pelicans 40%
10:30 p.m.
Raptors 14%
Clippers -11 86%
10:30 p.m.
Jazz -9.5 82%
Warriors 18%

Tuesday, Nov. 12

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Cavaliers 11%
76ers -13 89%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Thunder 43%
Pacers -1.5 57%
7:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Pistons 18%
Heat -9.5 82%
8 p.m.
Knicks 24%
Bulls -7 76%
9 p.m.
Hawks 7%
Nuggets -15.5 93%
  9 p.m.
Nets 17%
Jazz -10 83%
9 p.m.
Lakers PK 51%
Suns 49%
10 p.m.
Trail Blazers 41%
Kings -2 59%

Wednesday, Nov. 13

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Grizzlies 47%
Hornets -0.5 53%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
76ers 48%
Magic -0.5 52%
7:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Clippers 32%
Rockets -4.5 68%
7:30 p.m.
Wizards 17%
Celtics -10 84%
8 p.m.
Spurs 22%
Timberwolves -7.5 78%
10 p.m.
Warriors 12%
Lakers -12.5 88%
10 p.m.
Raptors 35%
Trail Blazers -3.5 65%

Thursday, Nov. 14

  6 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Heat -2 58%
Cavaliers 42%
8 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Bulls 11%
Bucks -13 89%
8 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Mavericks -6.5 75%
Knicks 25%
8 p.m.
Clippers PK 51%
Pelicans 49%
9 p.m.
Hawks 16%
Suns -10.5 84%
10:30 p.m.
Nets 14%
Nuggets -11.5 86%

Friday, Nov. 15

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Pistons -0.5 52%
Hornets 48%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Spurs 25%
Magic -7 75%
8 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Pacers 16%
Rockets -10.5 84%
8 p.m.
76ers -2.5 61%
Thunder 39%
8 p.m.
Jazz -5 68%
Grizzlies 32%
8 p.m.
Wizards 19%
Timberwolves -9 81%
10:30 p.m.
Celtics -5.5 70%
Warriors 30%
10:30 p.m.
Kings 20%
Lakers -9 80%

Saturday, Nov. 16

  6 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Nets 40%
Bulls -2.5 60%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Bucks -7 75%
Pacers 25%
7:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Hornets 35%
Knicks -3.5 65%
8 p.m.
Rockets 45%
Timberwolves -1 55%
8 p.m.
Pelicans 30%
Heat -5.5 70%
  8:30 p.m.
Trail Blazers 50%
Spurs PK 50%
8:30 p.m.
Raptors 22%
Mavericks -8 78%
10:30 p.m.
Hawks 9%
Clippers -14 91%
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2019 NFL PREDICTIONS-WEEK 11

Week 11

Thursday, Nov. 14

8:20 p.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Pittsburgh 49%
Cleveland -0.5 51%

Sunday, Nov. 17

1 p.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Atlanta 30%
Carolina -6 70%
1 p.m. ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Buffalo -4.5 65%
Miami 35%
1 p.m. ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Dallas -2 58%
Detroit 42%
1 p.m.
Denver 17%
Minnesota -11 83%
1 p.m.
Houston 40%
Baltimore -3 60%
1 p.m.
Jacksonville 43%
Indianapolis -2 57%
1 p.m.
New Orleans -8.5 78%
Tampa Bay 22%
1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets 48%
Washington -0.5 52%
4:05 p.m.
Arizona 13%
San Francisco -13 87%
4:25 p.m.
Cincinnati 15%
Oakland -12 85%
4:25 p.m.
New England -2 57%
Philadelphia 43%
8:20 p.m.
Chicago 30%
L.A. Rams -6 70%

Monday, Nov. 18

8:15 p.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Kansas City -5.5 69%
L.A. Chargers 31%
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Wednesday, Oct. 30

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Bulls PK 50%
Cavaliers 50%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Timberwolves 27%
76ers -6 73%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Knicks 13%
Magic -11.5 87%
7:30 p.m.
Pistons 16%
Raptors -10 84%
7:30 p.m.
Pacers 37%
Nets -3.5 63%
  7:30 p.m.
Bucks 49%
Celtics PK 51%
8 p.m.
Rockets -7.5 76%
Wizards 24%
8 p.m.
Trail Blazers 31%
Thunder -5 69%
  10 p.m.
Hornets 21%
Kings -8.5 79%
10 p.m.
Clippers 28%
Jazz -6 72%
10:30 p.m.
Suns 33%
Warriors -4.5 67%

Thursday, Oct. 31

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Heat -0.5 53%
Hawks 47%
9:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Nuggets -1 54%
Pelicans 46%
10:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Spurs 31%
Clippers -5 69%

Friday, Nov. 1

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Cavaliers 21%
Pacers -8.5 79%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Rockets -4 66%
Nets 34%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Bucks -0.5 51%
Magic 49%
7:30 p.m.
Knicks 11%
Celtics -13 89%
8 p.m.
Pistons 27%
Bulls -6 73%
9:30 p.m.
Lakers 41%
Mavericks -2 59%
10 p.m.
Jazz -1.5 56%
Kings 44%
10:30 p.m.
Spurs 25%
Warriors -7 75%

Saturday, Nov. 2

  5 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Pelicans 30%
Thunder -5.5 70%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Nets 48%
Pistons -0.5 52%
7 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Nuggets -2.5 60%
Magic 40%
8 p.m.
Timberwolves -2 59%
Wizards 41%
8 p.m.
Suns 44%
Grizzlies -1.5 56%
8 p.m.
Raptors 34%
Bucks -4 66%
8:30 p.m.
Hornets 18%
Warriors -9.5 82%
10 p.m.
76ers -1 54%
Trail Blazers 46%

Sunday, Nov. 3

  5 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Bulls 31%
Pacers -5 69%
6 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Rockets -4.5 68%
Heat 32%
6 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Kings -2.5 61%
Knicks 39%
7 p.m.
Lakers -1 55%
Spurs 45%
7:30 p.m.
Mavericks -4.5 67%
Cavaliers 33%
9 p.m.
Jazz 42%
Clippers -2 58%

Monday, Nov. 4

  7 p.m. Eastern RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Pistons 36%
Wizards -3.5 64%
7:30 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Pelicans 39%
Nets -3 61%
8 p.m. RAPTOR SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Rockets -4 66%
Grizzlies 34%
8 p.m.
Bucks 45%
Timberwolves -1 55%
9 p.m.
76ers -2 57%
Suns 43%
10:30 p.m.
Trail Blazers 32%
Warriors -5 68%
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Week 9

Thursday, Oct. 31

 

8:20 p.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
San Francisco -8 75%
Arizona 25%

Sunday, Nov. 3

9:30 a.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Houston -4.5 65%
Jacksonville 35%
1 p.m. ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Chicago 36%
Philadelphia -4 64%
1 p.m. ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Indianapolis -1 53%
Pittsburgh 47%
1 p.m.
Minnesota -0.5 53%
Kansas City 47%
1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets -1 53%
Miami 47%
1 p.m.
Tennessee 44%
Carolina -1.5 56%
1 p.m.
Washington 22%
Buffalo -9 78%
4:05 p.m.
Detroit 46%
Oakland -1 54%
4:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay 24%
Seattle -8 76%
4:25 p.m.
Cleveland 47%
Denver -1 53%
4:25 p.m.
Green Bay -3.5 62%
L.A. Chargers 38%
8:20 p.m.
New England -2 57%
Baltimore 43%

Monday, Nov. 4

8:15 p.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Dallas -7.5 75%
N.Y. Giants 25%
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Back on track

The last round of the Hungarian national slalom championship took place on the well known Kakucs Ring on 12th October.

This race was also part of the Middle-European zone race. 70 drivers arrived to the chilly morning to have the last fight for the category podium positions, many of them still not yet decided.

 Szabolcs Sződy and Zsolt Sződy also arrived to earn more points.

“After we checked the track it is evident that the race would be a fast one. We like it. The temperature would be a key factor as for it will reach even 20-24 celcius. So many aspects we need to handle” – said the brothers.

This race is important for Zsolt as for he is still in fight for the third position but for Szabolcs his year-end place is already fixed so he can drive without pressure.

Race laps

Szabolcs started first with the 22 start number. “It is a fast track however there are two spots where the rythm broken a little in a slow S curve. But it is manageable.” His first lap was 02:03,323 sec.

Zsolt followed him a little later with the 52 start number. “It was okay, the asphalt will be hotter later with more grip. I am happy with my time, seems really good.” His clock stopped at 1:58,323 sec.

In the second round Szabolcs left the track on one of the curves, which is not that bad as for there is grass next to it but he did not realise that there was a hole there as well. The car shaked and after he felt some vibration on the car. Luckily the car did not damages and he can continue the race but the lap time was definitely slower (02:04,137).

Zsolt was even faster in his lap and delivered one more excellent time with 01:58,096.

The third laps took place in early afternoon with the warmest condition of the day. The 24 celcius was the air and the track temperature was much also. But the tires warmer faster.

“However in the morning we were looking forward to a hotter condition now we can say that is it too much. We lost some grip. As for the track is a fast one the tyres can quickly reach the optimum temperature but also can be overheated during the lap.” – said Szabolcs was not happy with his next time, it was 2:04,283 sec.

Zsolt did struggle with some gripping problem within his lap and slightly losing control in among the last buoys. ” I left the track to the dust and lost time and gripping as well. I hit one buoy and missed the rest resulted 22 sec penalty. This lap will be definitely eliminated from the final result.” – was sad a little Zsolt (Lap time included penalty 2:24,996).

The temperature was optimal on the forth lap. It is definitely appeared on the times as well.

“This was the target time the whole day, I would like to get beyond two minutes, it nearly happen on the last  lap completed” – said Szabolcs after had a lap of 2:00,525 sec.

“I delivered the 1.58 times the whole day, this was also a good 01:58,375. I hope I will be on the podium.” – said Zsolt.

 

Race results:

 

Track racing team reached their best result in this season with today excellent and solid performance of Zsolt, who reached the overall second position in Serie 3 category on the Kakucs Ring. This was the first time second position of Opel. Szabolcs finished at fourth. (hungarian championship points)

  1. Taczman Zsolt Citroen Saxo VTS 00:05:48,268
  2. Sződy Zsolt Opel Tigra 00:05:54,794
  3. Juhász Ádám Citroen Saxo 00:05:57,159
  4. SADOVSKI Milan Citroen Saxo 00:06:00,418 (outside the national championship)
  5. Sződy Szabolcs Opel Tigra 00:06:07,985

  1. overall results, Serie 3 category (between 1400-1600 ccm)
  2. Kaposznyák Mihály Citroen Saxo VTS      58
  3. Ildzsa Dávid Suzuki Ignis                          55
  4. Taczman Zsolt Citroen Saxo VTS               35
  5. Sződy Zsolt Opel Tigra                              34
  6. Sződy Szabolcs Opel Tigra                        27
  7. Juhász Ádám Citroen Saxo VTS                  13
  8. Kovács Viktor Renault Twingo RS               8
  9. Csiszár Alexandra Opel Corsa                       1
  10. Hajdú Eszter BMW                            0

Summary of the day:

“The weather was good however it is the middle of October. It was a fast track with exciting competition.  We did not expect in the morning that we will have a chance for the podium second position, that is a great surprise and nice finish of the season.However we just missed the third place we are not disappointed. Was some chance for it, but finally missed minimum 2 points. It was plan “B” to reach at least another podium today, which completed and it was second place, above all expectation. It was a good race and a good season. Definitely we will analyse the season and based in that prepares for the next season. But right now we have a small celebration with the teammates to close the season.” – said the brothers as not sad.

This was the last race of the season. The yearly summary will come shortly.

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Podium finish again

The 6th race if the Hungarian slalom championship held at Kiskunlacháza, third time this year.
However the track itself was a new one because the championship got another part of the airport service lines than the usual one. The 65 drivers were all excited to the new track.
Semi-new track
 
The pleasant Indian summer weather welcome the cars and the participants.
Sződy brothers were also excited.
“We like it very much. However this is the third race but it seems to be a new event. The Organizers built a totally new track, nothing like that before. It’s fast, it has rythm, fast straight lines bed followed by slow curves and returns. Enjoyable.” – said the brothers.
Race laps
 
Zsolt started with number 38 to the track which was longer this time than usual, 1.8km.
“It went well until the end, where I missed the direction of the last two buoys which resulted significant, 40sec time penalty. Overall it was a good lap, I will correct in the next round.” (02:32,722)
Szabolcs started with 76 number.
“I Have experienced in the first live lap how good the rythm of this track has. It is not easy, important to have short brakes and fast speeding and to be quick at the straight lines and in the curves.
You need to use the gear shifts the speed much more. But it is enjoyable and still room for improvement.” – said Szabolcs after finishing his lap at 01:53,172 sec.
The second lap of Zsolt was without mistake and the brothers time was nearly equal, however they have difference within their driving style but that is surprisingly more appear in other circuits than in this long and fast one.
Lap times: Zsolt 01:51,054, Szabolcs 01:51,306.
The temperature if the asphalt was optimal in this third lap. And the difference between the two brothers were only 0.17 sec., as 1:50:152 (Szabolcs) and 1:49:980 sec (Zsolt). These was clear laps.
Final laps
 
“The last lap will be very exciting because that would decide who will be the third out of us. The harmony is there between the car and the track so it would be decided who can deliver better the last lap.” – talk to us the brothers.
Szabolcs did his best lap of the day. “The temperature of the track dropped but everything else was optimal for me. I did not concentrate better this time but the practice deliver the better result. I am happy with it. When I returned to the depo I got the news that I would finish at third.” (01:49,809)
Zsolt was slower more than a second and that costed the podium for him.
“I do not know why but I was not that good in the fourth lap. There were no mistakes but that was all in this lap. Szabi deserved to be the third, he was good all day.”
Podium ceremony
 
Szody brothers got faster and faster in the second part of the season and managed to get another throphy after Kalocsa in Series 3 category. But this time Szabolcs takes it.
Standings
1. Kaposznyák Mihály, Citroen Saxo VTS        58
2. Ildzsa Dávid, Suzuki Ignis                             55
3. Sződy Zsolt, Opel Tigra                              30
4. Taczman Zsolt, Citroen Saxo VTS                24
4. Sződy Szabolcs, Opel Tigra                       24   
6. Kovács Viktor, Renault Twingo RS                  8
7. Juhász Ádám, Citroen Saxo VTS                    7
8. Csiszár Alexandra, Opel Corsa                       1
9. Hajdú Eszter, BMW                                         0
On the overall standing Zsolt is at third, Szabolcs at fourth position, just one race to go.
Summary of the day
“However it was a replacement race it brought excitement for everyone. Good track, well organised rounds, excellent lines. The podium position for Szabolcs reached only 0.9 sec after three laps, thanks to a combination of precise and fast driving. The car worked well, it was stable and accelerate well and the temperature was optimal for the wheels.
We are deserved today’s result and looking forward to the last race, it comes only two weeks.” – summarised the day the drivers of Track Racing.
The next race will be in 12th of October at the Kakucs Ring. The last round decide the finally overall standing in S3 category end of this season.
Photos: Track Racing
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GT Champions at Hungaroring

The next race of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe season held at Hungaroring.
The weekend was all about.
Raffaele Marciello and Vincent Abril, who finished first place on both qualifying and standing at the top of the podium after the two races. This excellent performance earn them enough points for the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG duo to be on the third place overall, after fallen out at  Nürburgring.
The Hungarian visitors enjoyed every minutes of the show. The open hour at the boxes resulted massive tumult ahead of each teams and the open podium above the boxes were full of people who enjoyed the performance of the mechanics during the wheel changes.
The overall champions were crowned in Hungary, as were class title-winners in Pro-Am and Silver Cup.
Raffaele Marciello and Vincent Abril delivered a spectacular showing in Hungary. It was not enough to earn them the title – they had fallen out of contention at the Nürburgring – but a brace of pole-to-victory performances ensured the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG duo third in the standings.
FFF’s secret weapon was the incredible work of their pit crew, who frequently gained significant time for the #563 Lamborghini.
Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli emerged victorious at the top of the overall standings, with the #563 Orange1 FFF Racing Lamborghini crew edging Luca Stolz and Maro Engel (#4 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG) by the smallest possible margin. As has become the norm in sprint racing, the title remained in the balance until the chequered flag flew.
The #63 Grasser Racing Lamborghini took six podiums this term – four of them runner-up finishes – without winning a race. In fact, Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart were among the top-three finishers in five of the last six contests, helping to ensure that a Lamborghini crew stood on the podium 10 times from 10 races.
A total of 19 drivers finished on the overall podium this season.
The final race to be held at Barcelona on 28th September will decide the final order of the championship.

The next race of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe season held at Hungaroring. The weekend was all about
Raffaele Marciello and Vincent Abril, who finished first place on both qualifying and standing at the top of the podium after the two races. This excellent performance earn them enough points for the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG duo to be on the third place overall, after fallen out at Nürburgring.
The Hungarian visitors enjoyed every minutes of the show. The open hour at the boxes resulted massive tumult ahead of each teams and the open podium above the boxes were full of people who enjoyed the performance of the mechanics during the wheel changes.

The overall champions were crowned in Hungary, as were class title-winners in Pro-Am and Silver Cup.

Raffaele Marciello and Vincent Abril delivered a spectacular showing in Hungary. It was not enough to earn them the title – they had fallen out of contention at the Nürburgring – but a brace of pole-to-victory performances ensured the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG duo third in the standings.
FFF’s secret weapon was the incredible work of their pit crew, who frequently gained significant time for the #563 Lamborghini.

Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli emerged victorious at the top of the overall standings, with the #563 Orange1 FFF Racing Lamborghini crew edging Luca Stolz and Maro Engel (#4 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG) by the smallest possible margin. As has become the norm in sprint racing, the title remained in the balance until the chequered flag flew.

The #63 Grasser Racing Lamborghini took six podiums this term – four of them runner-up finishes – without winning a race. In fact, Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart were among the top-three finishers in five of the last six contests, helping to ensure that a Lamborghini crew stood on the podium 10 times from 10 races.

A total of 19 drivers finished on the overall podium this season.

The final race to be held at Barcelona on 28th September will decide the final order of the championship.

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2019 NFL Predictions-Week 1

Week 1

Thursday, Sept. 5

FINAL ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Green Bay 36% 10
Chicago -4 64% 3

Sunday, Sept. 8

1 p.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Atlanta 41%
Minnesota -2.5 59%
1 p.m. ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Baltimore -3 61%
Miami 39%
1 p.m. ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Buffalo 45%
N.Y. Jets -1.5 55%
1 p.m.
Kansas City -2.5 58%
Jacksonville 42%
1 p.m.
L.A. Rams -0.5 52%
Carolina 48%
1 p.m.
Tennessee 40%
Cleveland -3 60%
1 p.m.
Washington 23%
Philadelphia -8.5 77%
4:05 p.m.
Cincinnati 25%
Seattle -8 75%
4:05 p.m.
Indianapolis 28%
L.A. Chargers -6.5 72%
4:25 p.m.
Detroit -0.5 51%
Arizona 49%
4:25 p.m.
N.Y. Giants 26%
Dallas -7.5 74%
4:25 p.m.
San Francisco 45%
Tampa Bay -1.5 55%
8:20 p.m.
Pittsburgh 32%
New England -5 68%

Monday, Sept. 9

7:10 p.m. Eastern ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Houston 32%
New Orleans -5 68%
10:20 p.m. ELO POINT SPREAD WIN PROB. SCORE
Denver 49%
Oakland -0.5 51%
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34th Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon

The biggest half marathon in Central Europe on the 2nd Sunday of September

Participating in the half marathon is essentially a running sightseeing tour of the beautiful Budapest. The course runs through the heart of Budapest, crosses several bridges and passes the most well-known sites of the city. Admire the view of the Buda Castle from the Danube banks and marvel in the panorama of Pest as well as Europe’s third largest Parliament building!

Run the 21 km individually or with your friends in a team of two or three.

There are over 15.000 participants on all the distances, with more than 10.000 half marathon runners and 1500 teams. However, no need to worry about crowding and overtaking as the start is done in waves so everyone has plenty of space to run.

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In 2018, there were more than 2700 foreign runners, almost 2000 of whom run the half marathon, from 82 countries. Most runners came from Britain, Slovakia and Poland, but there were also participants from Chile, Indonesia, and Singapore, just to name a few.

Along the course there will be refreshments every 4 to 5 kilometers and of course continuous medical supervisionPace runners will help you hit your desired tempo. But having fun is just as important as running so we’ll maintain several musical points along the course for your entertainment.

Each year participants receive a unique, race branded technical T-shirt and finishers are given a gorgeous medal. Designs change every year, here is the medal from 2019:

 

 

Budapest is the perfect destination for a weekend city trip. Budapest is the spa capital with over 100 thermal springs beneath the city that supply the famous baths. After the run, you can rest your leg in the thermal pools of a unique 16th and 17th-century Turkish baths or the neo-baroque Széchenyi bath.

Also unique to Europe are Budapest’s ruin pubs. Located in the city centre, this new function saved countless old, run-down building from demolition. Their atmosphere is unusual, their style is retro and they revive socialist realist interior design. The perfect place to grab a drink the night before or after the race.

And while you are here don’t forget to try out the best of Hungary’s cuisine: a goulash, a stew, a strudel, and a pancake.
If your stomach is sensitive, you may want to leave this for after the race!

Watch this short video about the city and let yourself to be wowed:

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Venus runner-up again at US Open

New Zealand’s Michael Venus and his Chinese Taipei Hao-Ching partner have been beaten in straight sets in the mixed doubles final at the US Tennis Open in New York.

England’s Jamie Murray and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands defended their title with a 6-2 6-3 win.

Venus and Chan also finished runnersup to Murray in the 2017 final in New York with Murray playing with Swiss great Martina Hingis on that occasion.

It’s Murray’s seventh grand slam doubles title, and fifth in mixed.

Michael Venus and his Chinese Taipei partner Hao-Ching Chan (left) finished runners-up to Britain’s Jamie Murray and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Photo: U.S. Tennis Open

A break of the Venus serve, courtesy of a stunning Mattek-Sands return, gave the Glasgow-Minnesota alliance the early initiative.

Murray’s instinctive volley then secured the double break and the opening set was wrapped up in 27 minutes.

Mattek-Sands’ presence had ensured the backing of the home crowd on Arthur Ashe, and they roared with delight when her backhand return whizzed past Venus on championship point.

The colourful American whipped out her phone to take a selfie with her partner as they celebrated a dominant win.

“We played amazing the whole two weeks, a lot of great tennis,” said Murray.

“It’s easier playing on the big courts, I know Beth loves it, playing in front of lots of people and she played an amazing match.

“She says I’m the yin to her yang. We’re really happy to win again.”

-RNZ/AAP