In Portugal, the countdown has begun for the Lisbon half-marathon, which will bring together -on March 12- athletes from all over the world in a race that will combine the charm of historic districts and the beauty of the views of the Tagus with the challenge jock.
There are more than 30,000 participants estimated for this edition, who will compete on a flat course of 21 kilometers: the start is scheduled for 10:05 a.m. in the middle of the famous Pont du 25 Avril, while the finish line, after having crossed the city, is located in the heart of Lisbon, in the Jerónimos Monastery.
The Lisbon Half Marathon is part of a series of five half marathons across Europe which also includes stages in Prague on April 1, Copenhagen on September 17, Cardiff on October 1 and Valencia on October 22, 2023. It is is a circuit of competitions made up of routes united by a sporting spirit, an interest in the environment but also by an attention to culture, and of course to health and fitness.
Among the objectives of the organizers, in fact, there is also that of promoting running, tourism and the environmental sustainability of the Portuguese capital. The maximum time to complete the course to qualify is 3h30, but the records to beat are different: 57:31 for men and 1:05:44 for women.