FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vienna City Marathon Will Be Held On 19th April 2009
The 26th edition of the Vienna City Marathon will take place on 19th April
2009. That is one week earlier than originally planned. Organisers decided
to change the date to avoid the very busy last Sunday in April 2009, when
the London Marathon and other marathons will take place.
"On the last Sunday in April we would have had a collision with other
races, which would have been bad for the Vienna City Marathon. With the
superb results from last Sunday we got a lot of international attention. We
want to build on this and further improve the position of our race
internationally," said Race Director Wolfgang Konrad who further explained:
"The new date with which we avoid the London Marathon date secures a
high-quality organisation in all aspects once again. In some important
parts of the organisation the Vienna City Marathon works with international
specialists who will be involved again on 19th April 2009."
Adding all running events the jubilee edition of the Vienna City Marathon
had a record number of more than 25,000 finishers. 6,231 finished the
marathon while there were 8,016 finishers in the half marathon. Abel Kirui
(Kenya) set a course record with 2:07:38 while defending champion Luminita
Talpos (Romania) clocked 2:26:43.