Sunday June 11th 2023 I ran the Rio de Janeiro Marathon in Brazil. Find below my full race coverage from a this marathon, the half marathon (Saturday June 10th) and from the impressive city of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema and Copacabana, Corcovado and Maracana
Four days in Rio is not a lot, but I managed to see some of the main attractions, first and foremost the two world-renown beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, the latter also know from the song “The Girl from Ipanema“. Other landmarks included the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the iconic Jesus statue and various sites in the centre of Rio, notably the Escadaria Selarón. During the marathon Sunday, quite a number of landmarks were passed as well. Thus, the report gives you some impressions of what Rio de Janeiro is like.
Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon 2023
This section shows a few of the nice scenaries from the half marathon. The race started out early Saturday morning at 6 am from the lovely Ipanema beach area. Find pictures from the entire route in the race report below. The race course took the runners through the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches and with extremely scenic views, at times, towards the landmarks of the Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. It was said that approx. 18.000 runners attended so this half marathon is of a certain size indeed. I simply loved it.
Rio de Janeiro Marathon 2023
Maratona do Rio started out early Sunday morning at 5 am from the marathon village at the Gloria Marina near the Flamengo Beach area. Find pictures from the entire route in the race report below. The race course took the runners through the centre of Rio de Janeiro, passing landmarks such as AquaRio and a number of churches and historial sites including the majestic Imperial Palace. Later, the course flipped into the by now known territory of the half marathon, i.e. the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches and with the same extremely scenic views of the Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. It was said that approx. 10.000 runners attended, so also the marathon is quite big. I cannot give this race enough admiration. Just go there and experience it for yourself. Completing the challenge of both races (half and full marathon) afforded a “combination medal”, see this and all the pictures in the full race report from Maratona do Rio below.
See or relive the Rio de Janeiro Half and Full Marathon (2023) here (and in portuguese) :