2014 BRATISLAVA MARATHON, SLOVAKIA: 4:24:16 (2014-04-06)


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Capital: Bratislava

Population: 5,4 million

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Famous people from Slovakia:

Pavol Demitra (ice hockey), Miroslav Satan (ice hockey), Anton, Marian & Peter Stastny (ice hockey), Martina Hingis (tennis, born in Kosice), Miloslav Mecir (tennis)

Fun facts about Slovakia:

Staff of Slovak and Slovenian embassies meet once a month with their colleagues to exchange wrongly-addressed mail!

Martina Hingis (born in 1980) – Tennis champion, former World No. 1 and winner of five Grand Slam singles titles and nine Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, was born in Slovakia to a Slovak father and a Czech mother.

The inventor of the parachute, Stefan Banič, was born about 10 kms north of Bratislava in a town called Neštich in 1870. He is the man who invented the parachute. He immigrated to the United States, where he worked as a coal miner for a while but then built a prototype for a harnessed umbrella-like parachute and tested it by jumping out of an airplane and surviving in 1914. He sold it to the US military but received very little money and next to no fame for what would go on to save the lives of countless individuals.

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