Setting off from Calle de Alcalá (between Puerta de Alcalá and Plaza de Cibeles) and finishing in El Retiro, the race runs through the northeast part of the city. It is included in the official race calendar of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
The route it follows is entertaining (with members of the public constantly cheering runners on and plenty of uphill and downhill stretches along the way), running mainly through the northern part of the city, with the finishing line in El Retiro Park (very close to the Prado Museum).
A shorter distance race, 5km-long, which runs almost fully in El Retiro Park, is also held for the not-so-fit.
Alex Kapcheromit Cherop from Uganda in the male category and Kenyan-born Linah Cheruto in the female category were the winners of the 2015 edition, a race which was completed by 15,886 runners, becoming consolidated as one of the most important events at this distance in Spain and one of the most popular in Europe.
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