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Like every year, the marathon of Florence is back. The contestants will run through centuries of history and art, in the beautiful setting of the city of Florence; a unique atmosphere which has made it an unmissable event for thousands of sportspeople from all over the world.
42.195 Kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards) through lots of breathtaking glimpses of world-famous landscapes and sights; a race through Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the unique Ponte Vecchio, to have its end in the prestigious Piazza Santa Croce.
This is the most important street running event in Tuscany, and by now it’s also become the main one in Italy and among the first 20 in the world for number of contestants and quality.
Besides, the TV channel Tgs-RaiSport usually dedicates a 3-hour live broadcast, as a mark of the importance of the marathon.
Every contestant will receive its official kit with technical equipment branded ASICS and other promotional material.
Changing rooms will be set up for the contestants from 7 am to 4 pm. Every 5 km (about 3 miles), the runners will find refreshment points with water, tea and energy drinks; from the 10th km fruit will also be available, and from the 25th km solid supplements, too.
Sponge stations will be located along the route as well (every 5 km), and a free pacemaker service is provided for the following time ranges: 3’h00- 3’h15- 3’h30- 3’h45- 4’h00- 4’h15 -4’h30- 4’h45 -5’h00.
Every athlete who will finish the marathon will receive the official medal of the 29th edition of Florence Marathon. And from 7 pm, Marathon Party!
The party is open to all of the contestants and their partners and it will present a Tuscan menu dinner, music shows and dances!
Mark this date on your calendar, then: November 25th! And it doesn’t matter if you’re not a sportsperson, you will always have the chance to admire a great marathon in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Further information about the city of Florence, all its best events and traditions are available on the online travel guide About Florence.
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