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2018-06-18 00:00:02

Student Runner Simas Bertašius Breaks Another Record

bertasius-mru Over the weekend, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) student, champion runner Simas Bertašius broke another record in the 1500 m with a 39,88 second run in Athletics Championships in Ogre, Latvia.

The time allows him to meet the normative requirement for participating in the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin Aug. 7-12th, 2018.

On June 2nd, in Utena, Bertašius broke a 31-yr-old standing record to become the fastest runner in Lithuania in the 1500 m category with a 40,41 second time during the LLAF tournament.

The MRU Master's Degree student, who has taken a year off from studies to better his running times, wants to participate in the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin in August.

So far, this has been the best season for the 24-year-old student, who also has his eye on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

(photo by Robert Borkowski)