The 44th Istanbul Marathon starts Sunday


The Istanbul Marathon, in its 44th edition, is the only one in the world to be organized between two continents.


The marathon, organized by the Istanbul municipality, will start from the Asian side of the city and end in its European section, with a length of 42 km and 195 meters.

The marathon includes 3 categories: 42 km, a 15 km half marathon, and an 8 km popular running race.

About 60,000 runners from several countries will participate in the marathon, including 56 from the world’s elite class.


The marathon was organized for the first time in 1979 under the name “Eurasia Transcontinental Marathon” and at that time it was for men, then the women’s category was added to it in 1991.