Zurich Marató Barcelona 2024: news and favorites

Zurich Marató Barcelona 2024 Marathon: news and favorites

The Zurich Marató Barcelona celebrates its 45th edition today, Sunday, March 10, and this year brings with it exciting new features: a new course and an impressive list of favorites that promise thrills at every step.

With an estimated participation of 20,000 runners, this edition presents a renewed route, more central, monumental, flat and faster than ever.

With only 33 turns, this new route has been designed to offer a unique experience to participants and allow them to enjoy the iconic monuments and urban landscapes of Barcelona.

The director of the Zurich Marató Barcelona, Mauro Llorens, highlights the collaborative work with local institutions to create an exceptional circuit that highlights the beauty and vitality of the city.

From the Casa Batlló to the Arc de Triomf, passing by emblematic places such as the Sagrada Familia and the Parc de la Ciutadella, runners will have the opportunity to run through some of the most impressive corners of Barcelona.

Zurich Marató Barcelona 2024 and international participation

This year, international participation reached an outstanding 57% of the total number of runners, reflecting the global appeal of this marathon. With historic marks at stake, expect an exciting battle on the track as athletes look to outdo themselves and make their mark in marathon history.

Athletes from all over the world arrive in Barcelona with the aim of setting new records on the new course, which promises to be one of the fastest and most exciting in Europe.

With the presence of 107 different nationalities, this event demonstrates its ability to unite people from all over the world through sport.

In the men’s field, names such as Abebe Negewo, Fikre Bekele Tefera and Edmon Kipngetich stand out as favorites to challenge the current marathon record. With impressive times in other competitions, these African athletes are ready to make their mark in Barcelona.

In the women’s field, Degitu Azimeraw heads the list of favorites, closely followed by Zinas Senbeta and Aurelia Kiptui. These talented runners are ready to challenge the women’s marathon record and leave their mark on the history of the Zurich Marató Barcelona.

With a kick-off at Passeig de Gràcia, this edition promises to be one of the most exciting to date, both in terms of participants and novelties.

New route: faster and more central

One of the main novelties this year is the new route, designed to be more central, monumental, flat and fast. With only 33 turns, this circuit promises to offer racers a unique experience to enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona and feel the support of the public. In addition, it will pass by up to 15 different monuments of the city, which will add a special touch to the tour.