21 nov. 2012

Maraton de Sevilla unveils one of the most scenic marathon race courses in the world

The ‘Maraton de Sevilla’ 2013 unveils its new race course that brings runners back to the beautiful and historical centre of one of the most touristic cities in Europe, to be held on February 24, 2013. The new race venue in the hearth of Andalusia (Spain) is still one of the world’s flattest and fastest marathons, and will take athletes through all its impressive monuments and famous streets.




What if you discover one of the fastest and most attractive and beautiful marathons in Europe on February 24th, 2013? What if you sum up all the monuments of Sevilla, a full week of fun, culture, gastronomy, good weather and maybe your Best personal result ever in a long distance race? The XXIX edition of the Maraton de Sevilla has unveiled its new and incredible fast race course crossing through all the main monuments and historical streets, finishing at the same athletic track of the Olympic Stadium that hosted the World Championship in 1999.

Maraton de Sevilla opens its doors to the international athletes linking its huge tradition organizing a high quality marathon competition really well rated by the athletes and Spanish Federation with a brand new race course. Sevilla will host the 29th edition of its marathon on February 24th, 2013, one of the best months to compete in this warm and enchanting city.  Moreover, It’s totally flat and just a few meters above sea level, going across all the major monuments of this ancient city.

The marathon will take place through the streets around well known monuments such as the Giralda, the third largest Cathedral in the world, La Real Maestranza bullring, Torre del Oro, Plaza de España, Archivo de Indias, Reales Alcazares –Royal Palace and many beautiful and traditional streets in one of the largest historic old city centre in the world. In addition, athletes will pass through the modern side of Sevilla, in La Cartuja (the site of the 1992 World Exposition) and some of the most important and picturesque neighborhoods: Triana, la Macarena...

Modern-day Sevilla is the magnificent result of the accumulation of different cultures over thousands of years. Roman archaeological sites, Arab towers and city walls, a Jewish quarter, Mudejar palaces and Renaissance and Baroque churches and palaces are all prominent features of the historic centre and happily co-exist alongside contemporary and avant-garde areas.

More than 7,000 athletes will be lined up at the startline in La Cartuja to face this unique and special challenge. This is one of the cheapest marathon races worldwide, and the finish line is located at the athletic track of the Olympic Stadium which hosted 1999 IAAF World Championship. This urban, flat, fast and beautiful brand new race course will drive athletes through the most beautiful monuments of the city. Maraton de Sevilla brings the unique opportunity to brake the Best personal result over the mythical distance to all the athletes, professional or age groupers, in one of the most perfect international marathon circuits.

Chema Martinez, currently one of the best European marathon runners, and formers Marathon World Champions such as Abel Antón and Martin Fiz, have already confirmed their presence in the race.

The XXIX edition of the Seville Marathon 2013 (Andalusia, Spain) shows its oficial promotional video featuring Mary Anne Nixon, an American age grouper runner who is living in Seville and invites worldwide athletes to discover why this special marathon means “much more than running”, one of the official hashtag on Twitter #morethanrunning and #maratonsevilla. http://youtu.be/X7rbE2laWwc

Race course video: http://youtu.be/4CSavwUBbgU

Early bird inscriptions are still available.

More info on www.maratondesevilla.es

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