Every participant who applied for the marathon held on the 6th of June 2021 in Belgrade (Serbia) got a special booklet in their starting packages, which is available to DOWNLOAD now.
This booklet contains all the details on KROKODIL’s new project “Audio-Marathon: Reading while Running”, together with additional interesting content: interviews with authors who run, statistics from our focus groups, advice for beginner runners, as well as advice on how to start listening to audiobooks, as a way to close the gap between the seemingly always separated worlds of sports and literature.
At the end of June, the participants of this project also had the last book club where people talked about the experience at the Belgrade marathon when they were running while listening to "A tomb for Boris Davidovich" by well known Yugoslav author Danilo Kiš. Audiobook was read by famous Serbian actor Miki Manojlovic.
With this initiative, which is part of the European project "Be (P)art. Grow with arts", KROKODIL Assotiation has introduced in Serbia the practice of listening to audiobooks while running recreatively and the synergetic effect of reading. The goal is to develop interest in runners and fans of sport for the world of literature, so they enrich their trainings with audiobooks, and to present the benefits of physical activity to young writers and fans of literature. Many well know writers who are at the same time recreational runners, such as Haruki Murakami, Ante Tomić, Srećko Horvat, Vladimir Arsenijević, Nebojša Lujanović and many others, are witnesses to the connection between these two fields.