Wednesday, September 29, 2010

10.10.10 Marathon(s) in Italy

On Sunday 10.10.2010 many runners around the world will participate to their local marathon with the hope to beat their personal best. If you are a global runners, there is a lot of choice. In Europe, you could go to Munich in Germany (25th anniversary, expected: 1200 runners for the Marathon, registration closed), to Eindhoven in the Netherlands (27th edition, expected 1500 runners for the main event), to Brussels in Belgium (expected 2000 runners for the main event).

In Italy the choice is between tradition and novelty, Carpi Italian Marathon vs. Garda Lake Marathon. Ironically, those 2 marathons are ranking 10th in the Italian Marathon League, with around 1000 participants each.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 Palermo Marathon: 14 countries at the starting line

PALERMO, September 20 – There are already athletes from 14 countries who will participate to the sixteenth edition of the Palermo marathon in Sicily on Sunday 21 November 2010. Among the nations, leading the pack is France with 50 runners, followed by United States (35). Apart from athletes participating from countries already present last year (Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, England, Germany), Palermo will see at its starting points also runners from Canada and Hungary, but also two athletes from India.

The Palermo Marathon route is 2-lap 13.1 miles, with a flat race, with some elevation in the first part of the race. In the following link the Garmin track of the Palermo Marathon route.
In this link you can find the Palermo Marathon 2009 results.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2 important Italian marathons have been cancelled in 2010

Unfortunately, few weeks ago, the organizers of 2 of the top 30 Italian Marathons have been cancelled for 2010. On one side, the Marengo Marathon in Alessandria, due on the 17th of October 2010, will not be maintained in 2010 for personal problems of the organizers. In 2009 223 people arrived to the finish line of the Marathon, while 450 participated to the Half Marathon. The marathon is known for its flat course and enticed participants with fast results in ideal weather conditions.

The Marengo Marathon is run in Alessandria, city in the North-West of Italy, with 100 thousand inhabitants. The name of the marathon related to the "Battle of Marengo" which is one of the most famous battle of Napoleon in Italy. The General won against the Austrian army and regained the domain of Italy.

The Ravenna Marathon, scheduled for November 14th has also been cancelled.


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