How many economists does it take to run around Balaton, Hungary’s largest lake? Students and faculty from the Department of Economics and Business completed the UltraBalaton race to find out.
UltraBalaton, one of the longest and most popular ultra and relay running races in Hungary, was held on May 11-12. The course started and finished at Balatonfured, entirely circling the lake. Runners passed through the picturesque hills of the lake’s north shore and spectacular beaches in the south. The relay team of six students and five faculty completed the 221 km course in 21 hours and 41 minutes.
“We gave it everything we had, sweating together for a common goal. Some were anxious to start, some were sore and out of breath after their run, but the team kept moving as one,” said Professor Miklos Koren.
“Great team, great organization, great experience. Can’t wait for the next challenge,” added Lili Mark, a PhD student in economics.
The relay team runners included Luca Drukker, Boldizsar Juhasz, Marc Kaufmann, Balazs Kertesz, Miklos Koren, Tomy Lee, Lili Mark, Laszlo Matyas, Arieda Muco, Agoston Reguly and Lajos Tamas Szabo. Robert Lieli helped the team with logistics.