Rome's annual marathon takes place on Sunday 8 April
The 24th edition of the 42-km Maratona di Roma, which begins and ends at the Colosseum, takes place at 08.40 on Sunday 8 April.
The time limit for crossing the finish line is seven hours, and anyone who fails to reach the halfway mark within three and a half hours will be required to give up. Those who last the distance however will be rewarded with a medal, a goody bag and a foil wrap to stay warm. In addition to the main event there is the non-competitive “Stracittadina” 5-km fun run in the Circus Maximus area.
Last year over 13,000 runners crossed the finish line, of whom 7,399 were Italian and 5,913 foreign. The winner was Ethiopian athlete Tola Shura Kitata, whose time of 2:07:27 was the second-fastest recorded in the event's 23-year history. First place in the women's group went to Ethiopian athlete Chota Rahma Tusa, who retained her 2016 title with a time of 2:27:23.
For full details including registration see marathon website.