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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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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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