Thursday, 30 January 2020

By the numbers: Races in 2020

Marathons 2020
A wide shot of the Great Wall Marathon 2019


Number of steps runners will have to scale in the Great Wall Marathon (16 May), said to be one of the world’s most challenging. The race takes place in Tianjin municipality, southeast of Beijing.

Marathons 2020
The runners pass the London Eye during the Virgin Money London Marathon

>£1 billion

Total amount raised by runners at the Virgin Money London Marathon (26 April) since its inception in 1981. It’s gone towards charitable causes, including Action Against Cancer.

80 AD

When the Colosseum, the start and end point for Run Rome the Marathon (29 March), opened. The race also passes by other notable Roman landmarks, such as the St Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo.

Marathons 2020
Aerial view of participants at Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris


Price of the “My Paris Experience” package for the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris (5 April). It includes a Seine cruise, a bus tour, a two-day bus pass and, of course, entry to the race.

6 hours

The maximum running time permitted at the ASICS Stockholm Marathon (30 May), in accordance with instructions from local police. This means participants will need to maintain an average pace of at least 8:53/km.
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SEE ALSO: By the numbers: The Standard Charted Singapore Marathon
This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of SilverKris magazine
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