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RUN THE MODERNIST ROUTE IN THE ZURICH MARATÓ BARCELONA

The 42k of the Zurich Marató Barcelona are an open-air museum, largely thanks to Modernism, the artistic current that filled the streets of Barcelona with fine buildings and monuments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement, headed by Antoni Gaudí, who conceived architecture as a complete work of art, created some of the most emblematic buildings in the city that are now World Heritage Sites and a source of inspiration and admiration for many people.   MNAC and the Antiga Fàbrica Casaramona. Km. 0 and 42 Inside the majestic Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, which is part...

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42 EDITIONS OF THE MARATHON OF BARCELONA

If there is a mythical number in athletics, that is nº 42. These are the kilometres that separate the start and the finish in a marathon. And next March 15, the Zurich Marató Barcelona will arrive to its 42nd edition. It is a good moment to remember, briefly, all the marathons that have been celebrated in Barcelona to date. 1978. Ramón Oliu creates the race, which was celebrated in Palafrugell (Girona) as there was not obtained the permission from Barcelona’s City Council to be disputed in Barcelona. It was the first popular marathon celebrated in Spain. 1979. Dave Patterson...

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“There’s nothing like Barcelona, it’s pure emotion”

Karl Alfred Erber is an Austrian in love with Barcelona -and ‘socio’ of Barça- who will run his tenth Zurich Marató Barcelona. It will be his 131st marathon overall. He wants to feel the tears flow again when he hears the notes of the song ‘Barcelona’ by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé at the start line. Karl Alfred Erber’s love for Barcelona goes back a long time. In the 1980s one, of his father’s colleagues brought him the crest of FC Barcelona after a visit to the city. He later got excited about the 1992 Olympic Games, and the...

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Pre-season: the basis to avoid injuries

The pre-season is the time dedicated to returning to training after a break and, in most cases, it is based on a set of exercises and training sessions that are less specific than those done during the season. In athletics, each athlete plans his/her season in a specific way, and it is difficult to know when he/she is in pre-season or season. Some prepare autumn marathons in the summer while others spend the whole month of August without putting their running shoes on. Others rest for three months while others do not even stop for one day throughout the...

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A QUARTER OF CENTURY SAVOURING THE MARATHON OF BARCELONA

Jordi Fernández (54 years) and Xavi Nadal (49) will celebrate next 10th of March 2019, a very special wedding of silver. They will run the Marathon of Barcelona for the 25th consecutive year. What does it mean for you to take part in 25 consecutive marathons of Barcelona? Jordi Fernández: it is for me very special as it demonstrates that my physical and mental health is strong after 25 years. We are in times of changes and to live a lot of different experiences. It’s not my case as I enjoy running marathons, specially, in my home town. When...

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A MARATHON FOR BUTTERFLY SKIN DISEASE KIDS – Lluís Fuster Interview

My first child, Marc, was born in November 28th, 2008. Our lifes changed drastically that day when we discovered that our child had a cruel and horrible disease named Epidermolysis bullosa. We’ve interviewed Lluís Fuster, Marc’s father, who was born with a genetic disease named Epidermolysis bullosa. This disease is better known as butterfly skin disease because of the similarities with butterfly’s wings, as they are really fragile. Lluís is a professor at a school of Pont d’Inca (Mallorca).  Running lover since years ago, he will dedicate his first marathon to kids whom, as his child, suffers that minority...

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10 reasons to become a solidarity runner in the Zurich Marató Barcelona

In the last editions of the Zurich Marató Barcelona, more than 20.000 runners enjoyed the 42,195km through a unique and beautiful city. The Zurich Marató Barcelona is – with no doubt – a great marathon, but there is an ingredient that makes it even more special for the participants: the solidarity character. The Zurich Marató Barcelona and the charity crowdfunding platform, migranodearena.org, work together in the following edition – 11th of March 2018 – to offer a big solidarity dimension to the Barcelona’s marathon. Both organizations want the runners to be supportive and to raise money for organizations of...

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INTERVIEW TO JESÚS ÁNGELS GARCÍA BRAGADO

Jesús Ángel García Bragado is one of the most remarkable names of the Olympian Spanish Athletics and concretely of the athletic march. With 7 participations in the Olympic Games and 12 in World Championships, he has also been World Champion in Stuttgart 1993 in 50 km and has been 3 times World sub champion in 1997, 2001 and 2009. More known as Chuso, he is example of fight, effort and honesty. Next 11th March we will have the honor of having him for the first time in the start line of a marathon. Welcome to the Zurich Marató de...

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THE ZURICH MARATÓ DE BARCELONA CONSOLIDATES AS THE 4TH MORE POPULAR MARATHON OF EUROPE

After the marathons of Berlin, Paris and London, Barcelona is the 4th more popular marathon in Europe nowadays with its more than 20.000 participants. There are several the factors that favor this privileged position of the Barcelonian marathon, but specially the quality of the services to the runner, a monumental route that passes through the main tourist attractions of the city, the parallel activities that are organized during the whole weekend or the festive atmosphere of the streets the day of the race. With the pass of the years, the Zurich Marató de Barcelona has followed as ascending line...

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