Be part of the Myth(o)!
29th OCT 2023
What is MYTHO Marathon?
This is your chance to enter the Olympus of Marathons, the only experience that will make you proud to say...I was there. But let’s keep our feet on the ground. MYTHO Marathon is the first and only marathon in an equally unique territory: Friuli Venezia Giulia. A road race over the traditional distance of 42.195 km with an original formula: 3 different marathons and a single goal. The aim is to complete them all and enter Mytho. Will you be among those who will be able to say: did I make it?
Only those who complete the 3 competitions will be eligible to be called MYTHO and wear (with pride) the special medal. This will be assembled year after year at the end of each marathon. A new and original design, like the marathon it represents. This winter we will reveal how it will be composed.
Every year MYTHO Marathon will be run in a different place: Cividale del Friuli (2021), Sacile (2022), Aquileia (2023). Every year it will honour one of the three towns in Friuli Venezia Giulia listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your Mytho run starts from Piazza Capitolo, the main square of Aquileia! In this iconic place you can admire the famous patriarchal basilica with its bell tower, baptistery and column with the Marcian lion. From this place, symbol of one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire, your journey begins along a spectacular 42.195 kilometre loop that will let you discover every corner of the Roman city as well as the marvellous Grado Lagoon, before returning again to the foot of the majestic Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta!
Take part in all 3 MYTHO Marathon routes, and be part of the Myth
Take part in all three MYTHO Marathon routes, complete them and write your name in the MYTHO Marathon!
You will proudly wear the special medal assembled year after year at the end of each marathon and you will be able to see your name written here: in the Mytho Hall of Fame!
MYTHO Marathon is the only marathon in the world that allows you to enter the Olympus of Marathons, a race that will enable you to say: I MADE IT! AND YOU?
The famous Roman town of Aquileia will crown the first runners who will complete all the three MYTHO Marathon routes in 2023. Aquileia was an important town of the Roman Empire and, years later, the main centre of the spreading of Christianity in North-eastern Europe, becoming famous for its majestic basilica. The importance of its archaeological area and the beauty of the floor mosaics it preserves allowed Aquileia to be included in the UNESCO sites in 1998.
The amazing city of Sacile hosted in the 2022 the second edition of MYTHO Marathon. Simon Kamau Njeri was the overall winner of the unique marathon of Friuli Venezia Giulia for the second time in a row. The kenyan runner overtook his compatriot Gilbert Kipleting Chumba at 2 kilometres to the finish and at the same time he took the new record of Mytho Marathon with the time of 2:14:21. Natalia Brignoli won the female competition with the time of 3:14:28.
Cividale del Friuli
Cividale del Friuli is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011 and it hosted the first edition of MYTHO Marathon. On the 31st of October 2021 more the 800 runners took part at the first of three MYTHO Marathon routes. Simon Kamau Njeri was the first overall winner of Mytho Marathon with the time of 2:14:50. The ethiopian Sintayehu Tilahun Getahun won the first female competition with the final time of 2:45:06.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MYTHO MARATHON?
Facing a marathon such as the MYTHO Marathon is undoubtedly an important challenge, a goal that once crossed is capable of giving you great emotions, but where nothing should be left to chance. Remember that the main objective, even before the time, must be to finish it well, without pain or consequences, so don't leave anything to improvisation and follow our suggestions! Plan it, test yourself and enjoy it, these are the three key tips we give you to cope with the MYTHO Marathon or one of the side events scheduled for 29th October!
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