Czechoslovakia, 50 Halierov 1980

Czechoslovakia, 50 Halierov 1980


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: BB29-0602
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Czechoslovakia, 50 Halierov 1980
Country or State: Czechoslovakia
Year: 29.01.1980
Period: Communist State with a centrally planned economy (1948–1989)
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Face Value: 50 h - Czechoslovakian halierov (haléřů)
Subject/Theme: Košice Peace Marathon
Legend: MEDZINARODNY MARATON MIERU KOSICE 1924-1980
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Edge: comb 11¼ x 11½
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Dimensions (B x H): 45 x 27 mm
Release: 6.240.000
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Other Catalog Number: POFIS CS 2422
Michel CS 2551
Yvert et Tellier CS 2375
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC), stamped
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HISTORICAL NOTES

The Košice Peace Marathon is the oldest marathon in Europe and the second-oldest in the world. The first course was held in 1924. The marathon takes place each year on the first October Sunday. The first women's race was held in 1980.

The course is flat, completely asphalted and traffic free, two laps in the historic city center of Košice, Slovakia. The men's course record is held by Kenya's Gilbert Kiptoo Chepkwony, who ran a time of 2:08:33 hours in 2010. The women's record of 2:30:50 hours was set at the 2009 edition by Olena Burkovska of Ukraine.