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European Marathons

Warm Weather Training in Europe with runinthesun.com We offer running breaks, weeknds and longer running holidays for middle distance training, marathon training and Ultra running on the Costa Blanca Spain.

In January we have what is known as the BEST Half Marathon in the world, yes that is Santa Pola, with over 6000 runners, warm, very well organised, flat and fast. We provide training, accommodation and transport to and from Santa Pola Half Marathon, Benidorm Marathon and Valencia, training throughout the year, for your European Marathon.
The best Marathons in Europe, including Half Marathons, full Marathon and the ultimate Mountain races, over Marathon distance.
DATE CITY COUNTRY
Jan 21 Santa Pola Half Mraathon                       Spain
Jan 28 Pego Half                                               Spain
February 2012

Feb 5
Midwinter Marathon
New Apeldoorn
Netherlands
Feb 12
Schoorl Run
Schoorl
Netherlands
Feb 19
Seville Marathon
Seville
Spain
Feb 25
Bad Salzuflen Marathon
Bad Salzuflen
Germany
Feb 25
Kiel Marathon
Kiel
Germany
Feb 26
Land Rover Malta Marathon
Mdina - Sliema
Malta

March 2012

Mar 3
Ultra Sport Club Marburg Marathon
Marburg
Germany
Mar 4
Placentia Marathon for Unicef
Piacenza
Italy
Mar 18
Limassol Marathon
Limassol
Cyprus
Mar 18
Rome Marathon
Rome
Italy
Mar 25
Marathon Catalunya - Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain
NA
Marathon de Monaco et des Riviera
Monte Carlo
Monaco

April 2012

Apr 1
Connemara International Marathon
Connemara
Ireland
Apr 7
North Pole Marathon
North Pole Camp
Russia
Apr 15
Paris Marathon
Paris
France
Apr 15
Milan City Marathon
Milan
Italy
Apr 15
Vienna Marathon
Vienna
Austria
Apr 22
Madrid Marathon
Madrid
Spain
Apr 29
Hamburg Marathon
Hamburg
Germany

May 2012

May 6
Gutenberg Marathon Mainz
Mainz
Germany
May 6
Regensburg Marathon & Half Marathon
Regensburg
Germany
May 13
Prague International Marathon
Prague
Czech Republic
May 20
Copenhagen Marathon
Copenhagen
Denmark
May 20
Rhein-Ruhr Marathon
Duisburg
Germany

June 2012

June 2
Stockholm Marathon
Stockholm
Sweden
June 10
Caen Marathon de la Liberte
Caen
France
June 10
Eifel Marathon
Bitburg
Germany
June 30
Midnight Sun Marathon
Tromso
Norway

July 2012

July 1
Mont Blanc Marathon
Chamonix
France
TBC
Jolster Marathon
Jolster
Norway
July 22
Koenig Ludwig Marathon
Fuessen
Germany
July 28
Swiss Alpine Marathon
Davos
Switzerland

August 2012

TBC
Siberian Marathon
Omsk
Russia
Aug 12
Monschau Marathon
Monschau
Germany
Aug
Aug
Reykjavik Marathon
Reykjavik
Iceland
Galway City Marathon
Galway
Ireland

September 2012

Sep 8-9
Jungfrau Marathon
Interlaken
Switzerland
TBC
International Vilnius Marathon
Vilnius
Lithuania
TBC
Moscow Marathon
Moscow
Russia
Sep 23
H.C. Andersen Marathon
Odense
Denmark
Sep 30
Berlin Marathon
Berlin
Germany
TBC
Oslo Marathon
Oslo
Norway
TBC
Warsaw Marathon
Warsaw
Poland

October 2012

Oct 7
Budapest Marathon
Budapest
Hungary
Oct 14
Graz Marathon
Graz
Austria
Oct 14
Eindhoven Marathon
Eindhoven
Netherlands
TBC
Italian Marathon Memorial Enzo Ferrari
Maranello
Italy
TBC
Brussels Marathon
Brussels
Belgium
TBC
Cologne Marathon
Cologne
Germany
Oct 21
Amsterdam Marathon
Amsterdam
Netherlands
TBC
Polar Circle Marathon
Kangerlassuaq
Greenland
TBC
Dresden Marathon
Dresden
Germany
TBC
Ljubljana Marathon
Ljubljana
Slovenia
TBC
Venice Marathon
Venice
Italy
Oct 28
Frankfurt Marathon
Frankfurt
Germany
Oct 29
Dublin Marathon
Dublin
Ireland

November 2012

Nov 11
Istanbul Marathon
Istanbul
Turkey
TBC
Rursee Marathon
Simmerath-Einruhr
Germany
TBC
Athens Marathon
Athens
Greece
TBC
Ticino Marathon
Ticino
Switzerland
TBC
Palermo Marathon
Palermo
Italy
TBC
Florence Marathon
Florence
Italy
TBC
San Sebastian
Spain
TBC
Valencia
Spain

December 2012

TBC
Lisbon Marathon
Lisbon
Portugal
TBC
Pisa Marathon
Pisa
Italy


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Marathon History

The Marathon has a proud history and is steeped in tradition. History records that in 490 BC a soldier named Pheidippides covered the distance from a battlefield near Marathon in Greece, to Athens in order to bring the news of a Greek victory over the Persians. At the end of this historical run he collapsed and died from the exertion.

The legend of the soldier was honoured in 1896, with a race from Marathon Bridge to the Olympic stadium in Athens, the run being the final event of the games.

Twenty-five runners lined up on that day, April 10th 1886, upon Marathon Bridge. The Greek, Spiridon Louis, a postal worker from the village of Marusi, did not disappoint. The enthusiastic crowd was waiting at the Panathenaic Stadium when he won the 24.85 mile race in a time of 2 hours 58min 50sec. He finished 7 minutes before the next competitor.

The Marathon as an event was now born. The first running of the now-famous Boston Athletic Association marathon's date was chosen to commemorate the famous ride of Paul Revere, remarkably similar in distance to the Marathon course as well as the fact that he also carried a message. The 24.7 mile course was from Metcalfe's Mill in Ashland, Mass to Boston's Irvingston St. Oval and was completed by 8 of the fifteen starters, with John J. Mc Dermott winning in a time of 2hrs 55min 10sec.

One could argue that the first London Marathon was in 1908, and you would not be wrong, but this was not repeated in 1909. Why? Because the 1908 London Olympic games hosted the first London Marathon

The distance was changed to 26 miles so that the event could finish in front of the royal box. It took another 16 years before the distance of 26.2 miles was introduced in Paris for the 1924 Olympics. This was the first time the Marathon was run over this new distance, but not the last

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