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Constantina Dita, rendered homage in Peoria

Constantina Dita, the Olympic marathon champion, has taken part in the ‘Steamboat Classic’ race during the week-end. The ‘Steamboat Classic’ is considered the most important 4-mile race in the world and Dita finished 7th.


The event organized in Peoria, Illinois, rendered homage to the Romanian marathon runner this year, with Constantina registering her eighth presence in this competition, a competition that she won twice.


As recognition, Constantina was introduced in the competition’s Hall of Fame during a magnificent ceremony. The street on which the race finished was called the Gold Constantina Way.


The city was filled with gigantic posters of the Romanian athlete and Dita was invited to throw the opening ball in the game that Peoria Chiefs, the local baseball team, played, a communiqué remitted by Agerpres shows. The undisputable star of the show, the Romanian athlete finished 7th. Her race though looked more like a lap of the circuit, with Dita being applauded and cheered by the American fans.


The ‘Steamboat Classic Hall of Fame’ also includes important athletes like Joyce Chepchumba, Khalid Kannouchi and Lornah Kiplagat. Constantina Dita finished the race second in 2001, third in 2002, first in 2003, third in 2004, first in 2005, fifth in 2006 and fourth in 2008.

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