Marathons With Olympic Finishes
There is something very special about the Olympics. It is always great to see the world’s best athletes competing against each for personal achievements and national pride. In my travels, I always enjoy going by the Summer Olympic stadiums in various cities to see the places where these great events took place. To that end, I thought it would be a good idea to find all the marathons that had Olympic finishes. These are marathons that finish at or in Olympic stadiums.
I posted this several months ago, but with the upcoming fall marathon season, I thought it might be good to revisit some of these in case you are trying to figure out a good marathon.
|Athens, Greece||1896||November 9||Website|
|Stockholm, Sweden||1912||May 31||Website|
|Amsterdam, Netherlands||1928||October 19||Website|
|Helsinki, Finland||1952||August 16||Website|
|Melbourne, Australia||1956||October 12||Website|
|Mexico City, Mexico||1968||August 31||Website|
|Munich, Germany||1972||October 12||Website|
|Seoul, South Korea||1988||March 15||Website|
|Beijing, China||2008||April 20||Website|
It is always a cool time when running towards the finish line of a marathon. It always seems a bit cooler when the finish line is at someplace like a football stadium (Illinois Marathon) or baseball stadium (Akron Marathon) since it can fit so many people and they are all cheering us as we enter the stadium. It kicks it up to a whole different level when you enter an Olympic stadium to finish your marathon! It gives you the opportunity to experience what the world’s greatest runners experience, but on a different scale. Try running one of these races to get that feeling!
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