In 2012, every year in December, the streets of the Portuguese capital are invaded by the Lisbon Marathon – Portugal’s oldest marathon event. Departing from the emblematic Praça do Comércio, in front of the River Tagus, the athletes advance through the city centre, passing through the historic zone of Belém, next to the Monastery of Jerónimos, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Belém marks the beginning of the return journey to the Praça do Comércio where the finishing line is located, in an itinerary that runs constantly alongside the river. The Lisbon Marathon involves a total distance of 42.195 km, in a level trajectory involving two circuits. The event has been homologated by the AIMS and by the IAAF – the international associations for the sector.
A Half Marathon will be organised in parallel – open to all members of the general public and offering an excellent opportunity to get to know the city of Lisbon.
DATE: Sunday, 09 December 2012