6 KITADA MARATON KOŞAN
ULUSLARARASI SPOR VE BARIŞ ELÇİLERİ
SPORT & PEACE AMBASSADORS
WHO RUN MARATHON ON 6 CONTINENTS
ŞAP VE TEKİN'İN AMACI / THE GOAL OF SAP & TEKIN :
Şap ve Tekin amaçlarını ; " Fiziksel engelin, herşeyin sonu demek olmadığını spor aracılığıyla tüm insanlara göstermek ve Türk bayrağını dünyanın pek çok ülkesinde dalgalandırmak " şeklinde açıklıyorlar. Dünyadaki sağlam ve fiziksel engelli insanlara mesajlar vererek, Spor ve Barış Elçiliği görevlerini çok ciddi biçimde uyguluyor ve Türkiye'nin tanıtımında önemli rol aldıklarına inanıyorlar.
They define their goal as,"To show that a physical handicap is not the end of everything and to show the Turkish flag in as many parts of the world as possible".They give messages to able-bodied and disabled people around the world. Sap & Tekin take their role as Sport & Peace Ambassadors very seriously,believing that they have an important role to play in promoting Turkiye overseas.
6 KITADA 1604 KM VE EN İYİ DERECELER /
1604 KM ON 6 CONTINENTS & BEST TIMES :
Şap ve Tekin, Türkiye'yi dünyadaki uluslararası maratonlarda temsil ettiler ve gittikleri heryerde olağanüstü ilgi görerek 6 kıta (Avrupa-Avustralya-Asya-Afrika-Kuzey Amerika-Güney Amerika) ve 19 ülkede (Türkiye -Avusturya -Avustralya -ABD -İsviçre -Hollanda -Endonezya -Vietnam -Güney Afrika -Japonya-Arjantin -Kamboçya -Porto Riko -Bulgaristan -Moğolistan -Hong Kong -Kanada -Rusya-Tayland ) 91 yarışa katıldılar. 1 Ocak 2003'e kadar koştukları toplam mesafe 1604 km oldu.
Sap & Tekin have represented Turkiye in international marathons all over the world and competed in 91 races in 19 countries on 6 continents (Europe,Australia,America "north&south",Asia,Africa) attracting enormous interest everywhere.
AVRUPA / EUROPE
TURKIYE............: Istanbul-Bursa-Ankara-Eskisehir-Adapazari 1985-2002
AUSTRIA............: Wien 1990-95
SWITZERLAND.: Bern 1992-93
HOLLAND..........: Amsterdam 1993,,,,,Enschede 1995
BULGARIA........: Sofia 1997
RUSSIA...............: "Siberia" Omsk 1999,,,,,Moscow 2000
AVUSTRALYA / AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA......: Melbourne 1990-92,,,,,Sydney 1991-94,,,,,Adelaide 1994
KUZEY AMERİKA / AMERICA ( North ) USA....................: New York 1991,93-97,2002,,,,Brooklyn 2002
,,,,,Los Angeles 1995
PUERTO RICO.: Coamo 1997
CANADA...........: Vancouver 1999
GÜNEY AMERİKA / AMERICA ( South ) ARGENTINA....: Buenos Aires 1995
ASYA / ASIA
INDONESIA.....: Jakarta 1993
VIETNAM.........: Saigon 1994,96,,,,,Hanoi 1995
JAPAN...............: Nishinomiya 1994-95,,,,,Amagasaki 1997,,,,,Kobe/Akashi 1998,,,,,Osaka 1999
CAMBODIA.....: Phnom Penh 1996,,,,,Siem Reap 1997
MONGOLIA.....: Ulaanbaatar 1998
HONG KONG...: China Coast 1999,,,,,Standart Chartered 2000
THAILAND.......: Bangkok 1999
AFRİKA / AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town 1994
NEW YORK MARATHON 2000
The total distance they ran , until 1 January 2003 , is 1604 km.
Sibirya, Omsk Marathon Fotografları
New York City Marathon Fotografları
Porto Riko Marathon Fotografları
Vancouver Marathon Fotografları
Vietnam Marathon Fotografları
Kambocya Marathon Fotografları
Hong Kong Marathon Fotografları
Bangkok Marathon Fotografları
Moskova Marathon Fotografları
EN İYİ DERECELER / BEST TIMES :
7.53.09 New York City Marathon 1995
3.35.02 Saigon Half Marathon 1996
1.37.20 Cambodia Angkor Wat 10km 1996
Şap ve Tekin kimdir / Who are Sap & Tekin ?
He was born in Bursa (250km from Istanbul) in 1961 as the second child of a farmer family with 5 children.When 4 years old,he suffered from Polio and was,from then on,unable to use his legs.He finished elementary school,but could not have further education because of his physical handicap and financial difficulties.To help overcome his physical handicap,he started body building when he was 15 years old.In 1984 when watching TV,he saw Mehmet Terzi's victory in the Frankfurt Marathon and decided to try to run on his crutches.In 1985 he contacted Osman Atakan Tekin(former director of the Golden Horn Half Marathon)and O.Atakan Tekin began coaching him .He first ran 10km on crutches in the Istanbul Eurasia Marathon in 1985.He participated in several races in Turkiye until the end of 1989.In 1986 he attended Sports Education Courses in Switzerland through assistance from the Swiss Consulate.In 1990 he was introduced to the world with the support of O.Atakan Tekin,AIMS Congress Member,and ran 15km as his first race abroad in the Vienna Marathon.His coach started running alongside him in marathons in 1994. He ran 91 races on 6 continents.He participated in 45 races in Turkiye and 46 races abroad in 19 countries.The total distance he has run by means of arm power,in this period,is 1604 km. In 1991 and 1994,he was voted Sportsman of the Year,in Bursa.In 1995 he was awarded the Diploma of Fair Play in Turkiye.He received further awards from different companies because of his success.He married with Meral Baylan in 1996
OSMAN ATAKAN TEKIN
He was born in Istanbul in 1945.He graduated from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul.He worked in several companies as an Electrical Engineer and a manager.He got engaged in sports by playing football in Beylerbeyi-Istanbul in 1960.He got interested in Athletics in 1962 and wore the colours of Fenerbahçe Sports Club until 1970.He carried the Olympic Torches of 1964 Tokyo and 1972 Munich Olympic Games.He worked as a Trainer and a Sports Manager.In 1976,he was elected to be the first secretary general of NETAS Sports Club,of which he is a founder member.He worked in the founding committee of the Istanbul Eurasia Marathon in 1979.Between 1985-1987,he worked as the Managing Director of the SISECAM Athletics Club.Under his management , SISECAM Cross Country Team won the bronze medal amongst the European Countries in 1987 in Clusone/Italy.In 1986,he prepared the project of the 1st International Golden Horn Half Marathon,in which 7500 athletes took part,and applied it together with the Municipality of Eyüp-Istanbul.He has worked for four years as the race director of the Golden Horn Half Marathon.In 1987,he assisted for Turkiye's AIMS membership.He attended as the Turkish delegate to the IAAF congresses held in Rome in 1986 and in Bratislava in 1987 and to the AIMS world congress in Melbourne in 1988.He organised the AIMS Board Meeting in Istanbul in 1989.He has been the first Turk who has measured a marathon course abroad,by measuring the Vietnam Marathon course in Hanoi in 1995.He appointed as AIMS Press & Public Relations Manager for Turkiye by AIMS Board in August 1998.He has been to 52 countries on 6 continents.He ran marathon in 19 countries.He is a bachelor and speaks English and a little bit Italian besides his native language of Turkish.He is a Congress Member and a Member of the Supreme Council of the Fenerbahce Sports Club.He is the man who has taught,mentored and coached the disabled marathoner,Yavuz Sap,since 1985.
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