Shostka marathoner Dmitry Vasiltsov covered 550 kilometers in a wheelchair

МарафонецLTD “PHARMHIM” became a general sponsor of the Super Marathon “For peace and friendship.”
On the 31st of Jul, 2015 a three times champion of Ukraine in the marathon competition on wheelchairs Dmitry Vasiltsov started in the Super marathon “For peace and friendship”, dedicated to the 5th anniversary of international cooperation of Shostka organization “Invasport” and “Mogilev organization of rehabilitation and sports of wheelchair sportsmen” (MORSWS).
This time the length of a marathon distance Shostka – Mogilev, which was covered by a sportsman in a wheelchair, was equal to 550 km. The route of the Super Marathon went through Baturin, Zrub, Chernihiv, Gomel, Dovsk. Every day a sportsman in a hand-bike – a customizes wheelchair that moves twice as fast as usual – covered a distance of 85-150 km along the roads of Ukraine and Belarus.
The chairman of the sport club “Invasport” Dmitry Vasiltsov is well-known as a permanent participant of marathons in Kiev, Kharkov, Bila Tserkva, Energodar, as well as in Russia and Poland. In 2013 Dmitry Vasiltsov set a Ukrainian record having managed to pass 10 marathons during a year in a common room wheelchair. These sport achievement of a famous wheelchair sportsman was officially confirmed with a Certificate of the National Registry of Records of Ukraine.
Super marathon “For Peace and Friendship” was held due to the financial and organizational assistance of the manufacturer of pharmaceutical ingredients LTD “PHARMHIM.” The company has provided a minivan and an accompanying person, as well as funds for food and lodging. LTD “PHARMHIM” has supported the marathoner for many years. According to the general director Viktor Liashenko, the achievement of Shostka athlete is an example of how people with disabilities that have will and spiritual strength can excel and live a bright vivid life. “We provide the market with quality pharmaceutical ingredients, and we want the Ukrainian’s quality of life to be high irrespective of life circumstances”, – Viktor Liashenko emphasizes the mission of the enterprise.
Dmitry Vasiltsov dreams to participate in one of the largest marathons – New York marathon with about 45 thousand competitors.