Record number of runners from America for Havana's 2015 Marathon, Marabana

Posted: 24-Oct-15 17:31

Havana will be running the most popular marathon in Cuba. There will be more runners from the United States in the 2015 edition of one of Cuba's most popular sporting events, the Marabana. The event will also see many runners from Mexico and several European nations participating. This figure is set to rise as registration is ongoing.

Record number of runners from America for Havana's 2015 Marathon, Marabana

One of the most important events on the Cuban and sports calendar is the Marabana Marathon. Started in 1987, it is a popular event that attracts top athletes not just from Cuba but from around the world. The competition is open to runners of all abilities; elites, non-elite and those with various disabilities.

They will be competing in the 42km, 21km and 10km race categories, all of which will start and end at the Paseo del Prado between Teniente Rey and San Jose. Both the full and half marathon circuits have been certified by AIMS/IAAF. This year's marathon will be held on Sunday the 15th of November.

There are several prizes up for grabs in each category but even more importantly, there is a lot of fun to be had while reaping the rewards of physical fitness. Even if you don't win, you will go home having experienced something unique (plus a shirt, a medal and a certificate proudly displaying your time). You will have the satisfaction of having visited the Cuban capital and seen some of its most celebrated touristic attractions. The circuit encompasses some of the most remarkable sites of Old Havana.

The 2015 edition of the Marabana is set to be the biggest to date with a record number of foreign participants set to compete. Carlos Gattorno, the director-general of the marathon, announced that 431 runners had signed up from the United States. This is the highest number of American participants the race has ever had since its inception and it could rise even higher as registration is still ongoing.

The recent restoration of US-Cuba diplomatic ties has everything to do with the upsurge of American runners in this prestigious event. Mexico, Germany, Denmark and Italy will also be represented in Marabana with more than 50 participants from each of these countries already registered.

Marabana is a part of the Maracuba marathon which will see marathons being ran in all the municipalities in Cuba. These races will kick off on Saturday 14th November on the eve of the Havana Marathon.

If you have not registered, you still have a bit of time to do so but the longer you wait, the more you will have to pay. So do it right away!


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