12/19/2010 2:47 PM
Running Marrakesh International Marathon and Half a Marathon
Marrakesh International marathon and half a marathon is scheduled for January 30Th, 2011. The marathon attracts both professional and amateurs runners from all over the world. Over 5000 marathon runners will be participating in this year's marathon which offer a great way to experience and see Marrakesh
This 22nd edition is under patronage of its majesty the King Mohammed VI, the record man of the marathon is held by the Moroccan runner Abdelkader El Moaziz, who finished the marathon in 2h 08m 15s in 1994.
You will also get a chance to run along some best African and Moroccan runners the like of Abderahime Bouramadane
and Jaouad Gharib, already one of the most decorated marathon pro runners with two times world championships winner in 2003 and 2005, and an Olympic silver medal, Morocco's Jaouad Gharib added a Fukuoka Marathon title to his resume in 2010 in Japan.
Marrakesh marathon course is in a flat, well paved and fast, and there are no major up hills, so the course is great for runners hoping for personal best record, at every 5K, there will be bottled water, oranges, dates and raisins, no gels or sports drinks.
For a preview of Marrakesh marathon experience, this marathon runner
blogged about his 2009 experience running Marrakesh marathon, which he completed in 4h46min, as a part of a "seven continent journey". Verma's blog is a motivational tool for all aspiring runners out there.
Marrakesh Marathon Course Map