Improved in (almost) all respects (about: 2005)|
Rüdiger Reichow from Nürnberg, Germany (1/3/06)
1 previous marathon
| 1 Rio Marathon
I ran the marathon in 2005 and it seems that the course has been changed from former races. It is point-to-point course now, starting 40 KM southwest from the Center, passing all of Rio's beautiful beaches from Barra da Tijuca, Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Arpoador, Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo.
First 20 KM without any spectators. Marathon does not excite the Cariocas too much, although interest seems increasing slowly. 2005 had 1700 finishers, about 28 degrees Celsius and clear sun. Needs some adaptation but still ok.
Well organized event, great views, many people esp. in Ipanema, but only few of them interested in the participants of the race. Even worse, they are on their way to the beach to take a bath in the fresh water....