On Sunday, Munich will be a day of career. Like every year in mid-October, thousands of athletes will fight for hours over course of 42.195 kilometers through state capital, classic marathon distance. 21 000 runners, 1000 more than in previous year, have registered for this weekend. The Munich Marathon is one of five largest marathon events in Germany, yet new best brands or even world records will not be expected.
The organizers are neverless satisfied with participant field: "We are traditionally a wide sports event", shares press department. "We are not talking about peak performance, but about fact that grassroots athletes go beyond ir own limits." The organizers are particularly pleased about increasing proportion of women. When 23 percent of participants were female five years ago, it is already 35 percent this year. The number of foreign participants has also risen: up to now almost 6000 runners from 110 nations have been reported. "Of course we owe this to city of Munich as a very attractive location," says organizer. The neighbouring countries Austria, Italy and France represent most runners, followed by Russia and United Kingdom.
The 42 kilometre long distance runs through city of Munich and could also be sightseeing plan of a tourist interested in city. From start on Coubertin square it goes for runners through Olympic Park in direction of Leopoldstraße and from re furr through English garden, where athletes at kilometer ten pass Aumeister beer garden. Via Max Joseph Bridge, route continues over ISAR and n towards north. Halfway distance, at Munich Fair, is start of half marathon.
Over Berg am Laim, athletes run to Ostbahnhof, through Haidhausen, past dough and cross on Ludwigsbrücke on way back for second time ISAR.
If athletes still have enough strength after 29 kilometers to lift ir gaze from proverbial tunnel, most attractive part of route begins for m: Gardener Platz, Schrannenplatz Hall, Viktualienmarkt, Sendlinger Tor, Marienplatz, residence, Odeon and King's Square. Through Schwabing it goes back to Olympic Park, where runners are received at finish in stadium.Runner-up: Closures at marathon track
During 32. Munich Marathon and half marathon, this Sunday is between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in districts of Schwabing, Maxvorstadt, Oberhausen, arch houses, stone houses, tree churches, Haidhausen, ISAR suburbs and Lehel/town centre for longer Roadblocks and redirects. The police ask road users to observe se barriers and to turn over event room. Residents should not park ir cars on locked streets. There are also restrictions on bus and tram traffic. The tram lines 12, 16, 18, 19 and 37, operating 35 as well as bus lines 52, 53, 54, 55, 59, 62, 100, 132, 145, 146, 154, 155, 183, 184, 187, 188 and 190 are diverted respectively interrupted. U-and S-Bahn rides in usual rhythm. Furr information can be found under MVG Hotline 0800/344 22 66 00 or on network at Www.mvg.de/marathon. Questions regarding route blocking also answered marathon-Info hotline at number 089/17 09 55 70 (Source: www.muenchenmarathon.de). Sz
On outskirts of route, four, seven, twenty-six and four are supposed to entertain spectators and give participants additional impetus to track.
In addition to classic marathon, several shorter races are held. Immediately after marathon starts, also at Coubertin Square, first marathon relay and n ten kilometer run at 10.40 clock. The half marathon starts at 1.30 p.m. on Denninger Street next to fair. A day earlier, this Saturday, starts at 10.30 a.m. traditional costume race. The spectators in Olympic Stadium will not only get to see local dirndl and lear trousers: "Everything from kimono to Scottish kilt to traditional Russian garment will be represented", promises organizer.
The event, which has been held in Munich since 1983, also offers people with disabilities opportunity to participate in course for first time. During inclusion run, which is organized in cooperation with disabled and Rehabilitation Sports Association Bavaria, all wheelchair and bike drivers as well as all runners with physical and mental handicaps can participate. At 11.15 pm The participants start on Odeonsplatz on Sunday on ten kilometre long route to Olympic Stadium.
In case of women, Munich-based Bianca Meyer, half marathon winner of 2010, is favourite in her home race. Your best time over classic distance: 2:48 hours. The men apply Florian Stenzle (LG Passau), winner of Munich Marathon 2015, and Bamberger Mario Wernsdörfer as a winning candidate.