Each year, on the first sunday of the New Year, Romans tradionally get out and run, most likely, with the intention of getting rid of the extra pounds gained during the holiday season.
starts of the race with the Coloseum in the background and large group of runners along the Fori Imperiali road, with Roman Forum in the background crippled persons also participating in the race in their wheelchairs.
babies in prams being pushed along by their parents.
dogs with race numbers on their backs running along.
contestants arriving at the pyramid-one of the archaeological sites of rome.
arrival of first few hundred contestants at the Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus).
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Background: Each year, on the first sunday of the New Year, Romans tradionally get out and run, most likely, with the intention of getting rid of the extra pounds gained during the holiday season.
The race is known as the marathon of Saint Sylvester and begins at the Colosseum. More than 4,000 persons paid the one thousand lire entrance fee to participate in the event. participants included 2 dogs, one tibetan goat and numerous babies. The popular are awarded a little gift...this year a poster) is run along the old archaeological sites of Rome.
The length of the race is 42,195 k. but for the short of breath the race may also terminate at km 8,600 or 22.700, at the half way mark.