The Generali Milan Marathon will have 24,000 runners on Sunday, April 7. There will be about 9000 marathoners and 16,000 relay runners on Sunday. Add to that, 11,000 kids on Saturday and 100 dogs and their owners on Friday night, and you have a healthy 37,000 in the city of Milan this weekend, making the Generali Milan Marathon the 4th largest marathon in Italy.
The Milan Marathon began in 2000, and had a field of two thousand in its first year, and after a few different dates, has settled on early April. Th early April date has proved rmost popular, as the field has grown, year after year, for several years now.
The fields who run the cobble stoned streets of central Milano will be lead by fast men and women from the global sport that is running. The men’s field is lead by Samuel Kosgei Kiplimo (2:06.53), Samuel Wanjiku (2:07:04), Edwin Koech (2:07.13) and Titus Ekiru (PB 2:07.43). The women’s race features Vivian Kiplagat, Wude Yime, Kasahun Aynalem, Doris Changewyo, and Joan Kigen.
Will we see course records? The men’s is 2:07.12 and the women’s is 2:24.59. I am getting some info that the course records are the goals.
On Saturday, @runblogrun will be at the Childrens’ races at 9.30 AM and the Elite athlete intro at 11 am.
Check out the course so you can see how the marathon showcases the city of Milan.