Lisbon Marathon, Lisbon, Portugal 6th Dec 2009
Attracting runners from all over the world, the marathon course takes participants around two circuits of the city’s popular half marathon course. The route starts and finishes at the Town Square (Praca do Municipio) where large crowds are assembled to cheer on and congratulate the runners.
On the day before the big race, many participants opt to stock up on their carbohydrates at the famous ‘Festa das Massas’ (Pasta Party).
There is also a Mini-Marathon for children aged between 10 and 16 held on the Saturday.
In addition to the physical achievement of the race itself, runners also receive Lisbon Marathon T-shirts and bags as a memento of the occasion.
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