Tuesday, November 23, 2010

7 Maratona Do Porto Portugal, 2010

Despite the marathon started at 9am, but due to the rain and wind the weather was chilling. Temparature dropped below 10 celcius. It was on 7 Nov, at Porto city, 320km from Lisbon Portugal. Located along the Douro river in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

The route was challenging, up hill, down hill, across the bridge, against the strong wind along the Atlantic Ocean and the rocky ancient road. Luckly the weather turn bright and sunny but still accompany by cold wind.

Medal awarded was not as great as back home, but with attractive goodies. A bottle of wine, a small packbag, Acsic dryfit t-shirt, a sling bag, a cap, a finisher cotton t-shirt and a Acsic shoe key chain. After the run was beer, fruit and free massage.

Europe have different prizes awarding system. All foreigner runners are classified as open but have ranking in age group. Foreigners only entitled to claim prize in open category. Age group prizes only awarded to local, this is to encourge more local runners. Is this system suitable in Malaysia?
Timing is 3:14:27, a ticket to Boston marathon and London marathon in 2012.

Running route
Elite runners stood in front
Runner climbed into the kandang
After the gun-off, runners throw their shirt away, anyone can have it
Approching finishing line
Medal, design


  1. Congrats on qualify for Boston marathon and London marathon. ^.^

  2. Fabio, thanks. Both marathon on 2011 has closed, so have to wait till 2012.


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