On Saturday, 26 August, in the closed territory of Liepāja Metalurgs and Zirgu sala, for the second year the obstacle race "Dzelgriezējs 2023" took place. This race is special because during the race you have the opportunity to see what the area looks like, where you can't get in everyday!

This year, around 100 participants will take to the track. Several families took to the start line, with the whole family competing, supporting and cheering each other on, and making for a real running feast! Participants had to negotiate a course that included natural and man-made obstacles in the territory of Liepāja Metalurgs, as well as small "canals" of Liepāja Lake.

The children went on a 1500m race around the beautifully landscaped Horse Island. The fastest and unbeaten in the children's race again this year was Elizabete Juhno, among the boys - Elvis Strazdiņš.

In the adult race, Valdis Anikejevs from Jurmala won the men's competition by completing the 7.5km long Melaturgs Dzelzgriezēja course in 30 minutes. Valdis admitted that it was hard, but the race was cool! The best part was meeting the Iron Cutter himself surrounded by smoke. Sergejs Juhno from Liepaja put up a tough fight, taking the lead on the shifts! Sergejs took part in "Dzelzgriezājs" for the second time and for the second year in a row he holds his position - 2nd place in the men's competition. Arvis Girevics, who was only one minute behind the leader, came in third place and will climb the podium again in 2022.

In the ladies' competition, all the podiums went to Liepaja ladies. Zane Ceriņa was unbeaten in the "Iron Cutter" again this year, Baiba Juhno came second and Solveiga Jegorova from home came third.

The first three prizes were awarded with special trophies made of slag found in the territory of Liepāja Metalurgs.

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The competition was organised by the association "Liepāja SUP School" with the support of the City of Liepaja.

Results:

Iron Cutter-2023-Results

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