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Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia marathon kicks off

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The 34th edition of Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon kicked off at 9:00 a.m.today.

The marathon is organized by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.Nearly 13,000 athletes from 88 countries are participating in the marathon.It offers both an 8km and 15km route, as well as a Fun Run. The course is asphalt, mostly flat and is free of traffic. It is the only course in the world which spans two continents, Asia and Europe, in one race.The marathon starts on the Asian side of the city, before crossing the Bosphorus Bridge, and passes many of the city's historic sites including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

boosting Istanbuls 2020 bid, with a world wide sponsor and classified as as Golden Race with IAAF ...



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