All together 18,246 participants took part in the Munich Marathon weekend; the 09 and 10 October 2010.  The race started in the capital of Bavaria. Celebrating its 25th year, the Munich Marathon saw mainly runners who had run the event before climb the podium that day. The Olympic Stadium was once again the perfect setting for the anniversary of this event and for Gernot Weigl the race organiser.  Andrej Naumov (he finished the Munich Marathon also in 2001) from Ukraine won the race in 2:18:24. Second place took the winner from 2005, Hermann Achmüller from South Tirol, Italy in 2:23:46 and the German Andreas Sterzinger took third place . In the women´s category the German champion from the 2009 event won the race; Bernadette Pichlmaier who crossed the finish line in 2:35:26.

 

The Munich Marathon course is very varied and takes the runners around many sightseeing highlights, including through the districts Schwabing, Oberfähring, Bogenhausen, Steinhausen, Haidhausen and of course right into the centre where people pass famous places such as Marienplatz or Siegestor. Many runners get very exited when they enter the Olympic Stadium through the Olympic tunnel where music, fog and coloured lights make them feel like a star going on stage. Runners can get their photos taken from the best spots on the course and the phenomenal moments at the finish are available from Marathon-Photos.com.

At the premiere event of the Munich Half Marathon Sören Kah won the men's category in 1:07:31 and in the women´s race the local runner Bianca Meyer took the first place in 1:21:28.  After being second in 2008 and 2009 in the full Marathon, Bianca was very exited about climbing the podium in this event.

For “starters” the Munich Marathon offers also a 10km run where people can build up their stamina to get into long distance running. In this race Julia Viellehner and Joseph Katib finished first in their category. For more information go to:

 

www.muenchenmarathon.de

 

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