On June 25 Odesa hosted the main running event of the city – ArcelorMittal Odesa Half Marathon 2017. The second Odesa international half marathon gathered over 2,000 participants from 25 countries. This running festival brought together participants from USA, Belarus, Estonia, Moldova, France, Spain etc. Both amateurs and professional athletes started from Odesa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet to the music of the national orchestra and loud cheers and applause of the 7-thousand audience