Aitutaki brightens up streets of London

Tuesday May 28, 2019 Written by Published in Other Sports
2019 Aitutaki Marathon Pursuit in Paradise competitor Damian Grasela proudly wearing his race shirt while competing in last weekend’s London Hackney Half Marathon. 19052718 2019 Aitutaki Marathon Pursuit in Paradise competitor Damian Grasela proudly wearing his race shirt while competing in last weekend’s London Hackney Half Marathon. 19052718

The Aitutaki Marathon “Pursuit in Paradise” event got an extra promotional boost recently when 2019 race competitor Damian Grasela hit the streets of London for the Hackney Half Marathon wearing his distinctive and colourful Pursuit in Paradise race shirt.

 

Damian and his new bride Karolina Towska spent their honeymoon sailing Aitutaki lagoon and racing the 10 kilometre course of the Aitutaki Marathon event held in March this year.

The couple was part of the 40 strong contingent that raced in Aitutaki this year which featured a short and sharp 10km course, half marathon 21.1km course and a gruelling 42.2km full marathon around the paradise island of Aitutaki.

Sporting his “Pursuit in Paradise” race shirt, which features a map of the island of Aitutaki on the back, Damian attracted some attention while tackling the London Hackney Half Marathon and was sure to tell of his Aitutaki adventures.

Damian shared his Hackney Half Marathon photo to Pursuit in Paradise event organisers Destination Management Cook Islands (DMCK) of Turama Pacific Travel Group.

He writes, “I Just wanted to say hello and share my race photo from London’ Hackney Half Marathon last Sunday. I was proudly wearing my best souvenir from Cook Islands - the Aitutaki Marathon t-shirt. So many people were admiring it and were interested in the islands and in the event.

“Hope I helped to spread the word about this wonderful event in paradise!”

The team at DMCK would like to say, “well done on your race Damian and meitaki atupaka for spreading the magic that is Pursuit in Paradise!”

For those athletes looking for an extra special event to compete in the 2020 Aitutaki Marathon Pursuit in Paradise is the perfect event combining a challenging race course in the most relaxed and picturesque corner of the world – Aitutaki!

The 2020 Aitutaki Marathon will be held from March 23 to 26, 2020 – register today and find out the magic that Damian has found at Pursuit in Paradise. 

- DMCK News

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