Barcelona Marathon 2011 : Messithon !

Last weekend I had the extreme pleasure of visiting Barcelona, Spain, for two great events: FC Barcelona – Zaragoza (1-0) on Camp Nou Saturday evening and, not to neglect, Barcelona Marathon 2011 Sunday.

In short, it was a spendid trip. It became a weekend with sun and a twist of spring and in company with runners from all over the world, not to mention the company of Leonil Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Bojan, Villa etc. all showing off their exquisite soccer skills. I can easily recommend the cocktail of soccer and marathon and in Barcelona we had the toughest drink in the world: The Messithon !

It was a HUGE experience to watch FC Barcelona on Camp Nou !

Sunday was perfect for running, 15 degrees Celcius, sunny, no wind. This is from the start at Espanya.

One of the highlights in the race, Sagrada Familia by Gaudi.

Lots of Danes had found their way to this marathon, they were all over.

Other top features of the race included the part by the beach,

this Portal,

Carrer de Ferran,

and of course reaching the goal, always a delight in a marathon race and a beautiful one at Espanya with the fountaines and the Castle in the horisont. Just perfect !

You can see the entire set of pictures from Barcelona Marathon 2011 here.