Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
Azerbaijani young athletes cycled a distance of 320 km marching from Baku to Karabakh during May 13, 14 and 15. The marathon realized under the slogan of "Heading to Karabakh" was supported by Azercell Telecom LLC.
Adil Mammadli, Rufat Najafov, Ramin Namazl, Agabala Najafov travelled from the capital city to the region of Fuzuli on bicycles. Jamil Ibrahimov, the world MMA champion, twice Azerbaijan champion was among them. On the first day of the marathon, our 5 amateur cyclists passed through Alat settlement, Hajigabul, Shirvan, Sabirabad reaching the region of Saatli.
Sleeping only for a few hours a day, the cyclists left Imishli and Beylagan behind on the third day and arrived in Karabakh region - Fuzuli. The locals demonstrated great enthusiasm to the marathon. Thus, people from the regions on the way joined the marathoners and participated in some part of it. The cyclists also visited Azercell Express offices in those regions.
Marathon called "Heading to Karabakh" is aimed to promote healthly lifestyle, as well as the spirit of partiotism among the young.
The marathoners supported by Azercell were provided with free communication and high-speed mobile internet which allowed them to share videos and pictures promptly during the march. The cyclists shared interesting videos and images they took in each region on Facebook and other social media. They even managed to read books during their resting time thanks to Bookmate application by Azercell.
It should be noted that marathon participants are not professional sportsmen. They took this march with their simple model bicyles and were able to accomplish their mission.
Marathon leader Adil Mammadli and Rufat Najafov had previously participated in "Life is more beautiful without smoking" campaign which was also supported by Azercell. In the frame of this campaign they first run to the northern, then to the suthern borders of Azerbaijan.
Azercell Telecom LLC will continue to contribute to marathons and campaigns aiming to promote healthly lifesyle and the spirit of partiotism.
Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position in the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, M2M,MobilBank, GPRS/EDGE (mobile internet), 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service "ASAN imza" (ASAN signature) and others. With 48,2% share of Azerbaijan's mobile market Azercell's network covers 99,8% of the country's population. In 2015, the number of Azercell's subscribers reached 4,5 million people.
In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network - LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan's mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is a part of Telia Company Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.