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The Moscow Aquatoria is expected to become a yearly event for paddleboarding fans.
Mikhail Japaridze / TASS

Moscow’s Weekend Marathons Cover Land and Sea

Whether you prefer running the trails or surfing the waves, this past weekend had plenty of outdoor activities for Muscovites looking to enjoy the last of the late summer weather.

Around 25,000 runners participated in the eighth annual Moscow Marathon on Sunday.

The 2014 Toulouse Marathon winner Sardana Trofimova beat her own previous Moscow marathon record by completing the 42.2 kilometer (26.2 miles) trail in 2 hours, 28 minutes and 2 seconds.

At the same time, 40 professional stand up paddleboarding (SUP) surfers and 100 amateurs competed on the Moscow River as part of the inaugural Moscow Aquatoria festival. The event concluded with a colorful paddleboard carnival.

Here is a closer look at this weekend's sporting events:

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