Zurich Maraton de Sevilla achieves IAAF Silver Label
Zurich Maraton de Sevilla 2017, February 19th, gets the prestigious IAAF Silver Label status on its 33th edition for the first time in history. This event is one of the best marathon races in Spain, and has been awarded with the ‘IAAF Bronze Label’, an official label from the International Associations of Athletics Federation that recognizes quality, services, promotion and communication, elite participation amongst other parameters. In 2016, only 12 marathon events got this label.
Zurich Maraton de Sevilla was already an IAAF Bronze Label race the last years, and a perfect high quality event for the international athletes and their families, linking its huge tradition –more than 30 years, organizing an amazing competition really well rated by the athletes and Spanish Federation, with a fast race course and great weather conditions. This is the flattest marathon course in Europe, and it’s usually sold out a few months in advance of the race day. 14,000 runners will be lined up on the start line on February 19th.
Seville marathon is an unique and special challenge, that shows all the monuments and main picturesque streets of the city. The finish line is located at the athletic track of the Olympic Stadium which hosted 1999 IAAF World Championship. This urban, flat, fast and beautiful race course will drive athletes through the most beautiful monuments of the city. Zurich Maraton de Sevilla brings the unique opportunity to brake the best personal result over the mythical distance to all the athletes, professional or age groupers, in one of the most perfect international marathon circuits.
Last year, 945 athletes (13,000 participants) run sub 3 hours the Zurich Maraton de Sevilla, a new record in Spain at this moment. Kenyan Cosmas Kiplimo Lagat brakes again the Zurich Maraton de Sevilla in 2h08:14 in a great day for the Spanish athletes who were compiting the National Championship with 4 Olympic Qualifying Standard for Rio Olympic Games: Carles Castillejo in 2h11h29 and 2nd overall, Jesús España in 2h11:58, female overall winner Paula Gonzalez in 2h31:18 and Estela Navascues with 2h32:49.
The IAAF Bronze Label is attributed to races that satisfy a number of important criteria concerning the organizational standard of the race, course measurement, elite athletes involved in the race, safety and medical standards and media and international promotion services. IAAF Road Race Label Events are annual running competitions which have been granted recognition by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as being among the foremost competitions of their type.
Information about IAAF Label Road Races IAAF.org.