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13th Alexander the Great Marathon 2018

Thessaloniki is a city that united three civilizations – Greek, Roman and Byzantine. She was named after the Macedonian queen, Thessaloniki, who was also the half-sister of the conqueror Alexander the Great. Legend also has it that Thessaloniki was a … Continue reading

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La Maraton delle Cattedrali 2017

The Italian town of Giovinazzo is exactly as we remembered it from our last visit in 2015. Most, if not all, shops in the town closed at 1:00 PM on Saturdays and reopened for business at 5:30 PM. The people … Continue reading

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Zurich Máraton Málaga 2017

Everyone likes Màlaga. This southern city of Spain is a favorite getaway of people in Spain and Europe wanting to escape the winter blues and bask in the Mediterranean beaches. The city is also a haven of arts and culture, … Continue reading

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Marathon Eindhoven 2017

The city of Eindhoven may not be as famous as the tourist magnet Amsterdam, but it is the fifth-largest city in The Netherlands, home to multinational lightbulb company Philips and the capital of Dutch industrial design. I did not consider … Continue reading

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34th ASICS Firenze Marathon 2017

Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli? Florence is home to many priceless Renaissance art and architecture, but Ponte Vecchio grabbed my attention because of its World War II history. Hitler allegedly loved the bridge so much that he specifically ordered the Germans … Continue reading

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Lausanne Marathon 2017

The French-speaking city of Lausanne in Switzerland is the permanent headquarters of the International Olympic Committee and a city dedicated to various sports. It is also considered as the skateboarding capital of the world. It overlooks The French Alps and … Continue reading

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36th Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 2017

The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon has the distinction of being the second fastest German marathon course after Berlin, and the eighth fastest marathon course in the world. There must be something about Frankfurt because even my normally slow self ran my … Continue reading

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Marathon International du Beaujolais 2017

Wine lovers, this marathon is for you! With approximately 20 Beaujolais brands offered at aid stations located inside castles and chateaus, runners in outlandish costumes, and a forgiving seven-hour time limit, what is there not to love about the Marathon … Continue reading

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Metro Marathon Düsseldorf 2017

The German city Düsseldorf has an Aldstadt or Old Town that is known as the longest bar in the world because of the sheer number of bars (over 300!) located in a small section. The area is perfect for people … Continue reading

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Alpro Leiemarathon 2017

After a few marathons all over Europe recently, I felt I needed to run one close to home again. The Alpro Leiemarathon 2017 was very conveniently located in Wevelgem, Belgium. I could not resist running this race on Sunday, September 24, … Continue reading

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