Marathon Profile: Venice Marathon

Tonight I was looking for a unique marathon to write about and it looks like I found one that is not only unique but it takes place in one of the most famous and picturesque cities in the world, Venice.

As a bonus, if you want a fast course this one sounds like it is relatively flat. A flat marathon course in a famous city like Venice sounds like a great combination to me!

To give you a better idea of what to expect check out this list of highlights from the official website:

Riviera del Brenta, with several 18th century mansions just next to the course (in particular the impressive “Villa Pisani” next to the marathon start line).

Zattere, a 2-km-long embankment next to the Giudecca Canal, where athletes run close to the water.

Pontoon Bridge over Grand Canal, a 170-meters-long floating bridge which is built the night before the marathon and dismantled the night after.

Piazza San Marco and Palazzo Ducale, renowned Venice landmarks.

Finish line in Riva Sette Martiri, in the picturesque waterfront of St. Mark’s Basin.

I think that would be enough to sell me on this one and I could probably convince my wife that we should travel to Venice!

If you are interested in more info you can read some reviews here.

What do you think? Is this one you could see yourself doing at some point?

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