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The Tallinn Marathon took place on Sunday with record number of participants.

A total of 2,166 people registered for the full 42.195 kilometer distance, with 1,804 managing to finish, an 83.2 percent completion rate.

The 21 km half-marathon showed similar figures, with 3,051 registering and 2,671 finishing.

The total number of participants in all events, including children and youth runs, was 20,314, representing 42 different nations.

The results can be found here.

Joosep Mooses dribbled the entire 42.195 kilometers with a basketball. His time of 3:14:57 is a new world record, beating the previous similar record held by Mark Ott (USA), by nine minutes. Mooses was one of three people in the Tallinn marathon attempting the feat.

The Estonian records are held by Jane Salumäe for women, who recorded a time of 2:27:04 in 1997. Pavel Loskutov is the best-ever male runner, clocking up 2:08:53 in 2002.

Taavi Rõivas, the prime minister, ran his third-ever marathon, coming in in position 1,022 with a time of 4:03:25. Kalle Palling, another young Reform Party politician, recorded 3:16:39 to finish 203rd.

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