Marrakech - Under High Patronage of his Majesty King Mohammed VI, Marrakech will host the 26th International Marathon of Marrakech on January 25th, 2015.
Marrakech – Under High Patronage of his Majesty King Mohammed VI, Marrakech will host the 26th International Marathon of Marrakech on January 25th, 2015.
The International Marathon of Marrakech, which is organized by the Grand Atlas Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation, the province of Marrakech, and others, will see the participation of more than 6000 runners from all over the world, according to the official page of the Marathon committee.
In parallel of the International Marathon, which will start at 8:00 am, a Semi-Marathon will take place on the same day at 9:00 am, and will see the participation of students of several different institutions.
Ethiopians dominated the race in both the male and female categories last year.
The first three men, all Ethiopians, were Robi Deribe Melka (2:08:04), Zwude Tebalu Heyi (2:08:20), and Daniel Rono, (2:09:07).
The top three women were Tolwak Mesret Kitata (2:31:08), Shukogenemo (2:31:09), and Kumsa Chaltu Chimdesa (2:31:23).
The International Marathon aims to promote Marrakech as a beautiful city of global tourism. Several celebrity athletes will take part in the race, and it will draw thousands of Moroccans and international visitors.