Rome Marathon: the great athletic capital, from 1906

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For theAl Manthia Hotel, as with all hotels in the Trevi Group, the best traditions become synonymous with style and belonging. For this we can not report to our guests and to our readers an anniversary that has become, over the last century, a reference point for athletes in Rome, in Italy and around the world: the Rome Marathon. Cross-country skiers from all over Italy and all over the world already quivering waiting edition 2018, scheduled for next 8 April.

Perhaps less known of his New York consideration, the Rome Marathon boasts a centuries-old tradition, Dating from the beginning of the last century. Already in 1906, the capital became the scene of a marathon, won by the famous Dorando Pietri, Emilian celebrate fondista, iconic star of the London Olympics 1908. Running A tradition consolidated over a century, and it turned into an institutionalized event 1987.

The race course is certainly a hallmark of great prestige for this great event. I 42 kilometers of track winding through the heart of the historical center, skimming over 500 monuments and cultural points of interest: a scenic route able to kidnap and captivate even the most focused athletes. The starting line, which also coincides with the final goal, It is placed in Via dei Fori Imperiali, the height of Trajan's Forum he was born in Capitol.

The first six kilometers of the reserve already incredible views’Altar of the Fatherland, of the Circus Maximus, of the Piramide Cestia and of Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Here are ten kilometers to go on lungotevere, paths which, the majesty of Castel Sant'Angelo, of the Vatican Walls and St. Peter can breath less trained athletes, already short of oxygen. But we are still far from the arrival. Just past the half marathon limit, here comes the Music Bridge, then Foro Italico, immersed in the green and surmounted by the profile Olympic Stadium. The blond Tiber and its beautiful bridges continue to parade before the eyes of marathon runners, until the long journey leads them back in the heart of the historical center, around Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna through. A final sprint and a last glance moved to the Forum and Colosseum, before finally crossing the line.

An itinerary that would know whet the right sporting spirit in even the most sedentary: more than a run, immersion in the timeless beauty of Rome; opportunity to live an experience to tell, For years. The enthusiasm of thousands of people nourished this event and welcomes anyone who wants to take part. Are you ready to feel the wind in your hair and the cobblestones under your feet? Perhaps it is time to begin to train yourself and book a hotel room to participate in the race!

How to participate

Signing up is easy. The race, scheduled for April 8, It is open to both registered athletes who are not registered, upon presentation of the appropriate medical certification of physical fitness. Registration fees vary according to the time of payment: as in many other situations, planning ahead is always a good way to save. Furthermore, if you participate (or do you participate) for the first time at the Rome Marathon, you can enjoy interesting promotional discounts. The entire procedure is clear and described in detail on the official website Once completed enrollment, you will receive your race number that, for anyone who signs up by 15 March, It will also be marked with the proper name! You say, above all other skepticism: “I was there too!”

Besides the marathon

Around the Rome Marathon fervid atmosphere that transcends the boundaries of race track. Great news for the edition 2018 It is the preparation of the Sport Expo – The Marathon Village 2018, at the Rome Convention Center, known to the layman as “Fuksas Cloud“. An incredible event focused on running, athletics and sports culture, which will host more than 200 exhibitors: a great sports convention, that will bring entertainment and even private moments that will form, in fact, a unique event in the world.

If you are an athlete in one piece and do not want to abandon distractions of any kind, We rather point out a good way to get into the right mood, looking forward to the race: Half Marathon Roma-Ostia. A circuit that runs from the Roman district of’ Eur, to the roundabout of Ostia and hosting athletes at the highest level, came from 73 different participating countries. One of the most popular running races, that can inspire and motivate you in view of your Roman challenge.