On the 17 October 2010 the favourite island for Germans to spend their holiday was the spot for the TUI Marathon; Palma de Mallorca. 15 degrees on race day dictated perfect running conditions for 8,368 runners from 54 countries to race in the Marathon.  1,376 runners participated in the Half Marathon and 10km run. For the first time the theme "environmentally friendly" was announced at the TUI Marathon. With the subtitle "Green Marathon", various projects were implemented to improve environmental protection and social responsibility.

 

Satisfied with his time of 2:29:23, was the runner from Mallorca, Miquel Capo Soler, who won the race the third time in a row. In second place Alain Wolf from Germany finished in 2:33:15 and Daniel Skaaning Sandersen took the third place.

A new race record was set in the women’s category.  The German runner Sonja Oberem crossed the finish line in 2:47:29. Second was Birgit Schönherr-Hölscher, Germany and in third place Dorte Dahl from Denmark.

 

A short time before the start, Germany's best known hobby runner Achim Achilles, columnist of Spiegel-On-line and book author, came to the start line to warm up the crowd.  Joey Kelly and bike Olympic Champion, Stefan Steinweg also participated in the Marathon. For more information visit

 

www.tui-marathon.com

 

 

Welcome to Oslo! Runners feel at home with the friendly Norwegians, it seems. Maybe this was a good reason for more than 16.000 runners from 71 countries to come to the Norwegian capital for the weekend; the country with its wonderful Fjords.

The smallest run in the Oslo Marathon Series is the kids race of 500m. The breakfast run on Saturday was for athletes who enjoy longer distances; seen as the best preparation for the various distances on Sunday which were, 10km, 21km and the Marathon distance. The Norwegian, Andreas Hoye, won in 2:29:21 in the mens category. Fride Buer-Vullum, also from Norway, finished first in the women´s race with a time of 2:45:34.

The race organiser achieved his aim which was to establish a high class Marathon event that attracted many thousands of runners and at the same time created a festival atmosphere for family and spectators. Participants from all over Norway and from so many countries around the world were made aware of how attractive Oslo is. Tourist highlights such as the Munch Museum, the Vigeland Park, the Royal Castle, the famous new Holmenkollen ski jump arena and the beautiful new Opera House are worth coming to Oslo for, besides the Marathon. For more information about Oslo Marathon go to:

 

www.oslomarathon.no

 

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