Once again this year Acea is the title sponsor of the Rome Marathon, the sporting event that welcomes thousands of professionals and amateurs from 110 nations around the world in a unique setting.
Over 30,000 registered participants have the opportunity to compete on an approximately 42-kilometre course through the majestic architecture of the classical and modern art of the Eternal City.
The date set for the Rome Marathon is 19 March 2023, with departure time at 08:00. he route develops in a loop that, as every year, stretches between the city's most important monuments and cultural and historical sites: Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla, Cestia Pyramid, Basilica of St Paul, Tiber Island, St Peter's, Castel Sant'Angelo, Foro Italico, Ponte Milvio, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna and Via dei Fori Imperiali.
The winner of the 29th edition of the Acea Run the Marathon is Moroccan Taoufik Allam, who finished the 42 km in 2h07’43. The silver medal went to Wilfred Kigen in 2h08’45”, the bronze medal to another Kenyan, Rogers Keror, who clocked 2h10’50”. 3 Italians ended in the 10 top finishers, too. Neka Crippa finished 6th, followed by La Rosa, 8th. Alessandro Giacobazzi registered the third best time among the Italians, finishing behind La Rosa in 2h22'13”.
Kenyan Betty Chepkwony is the 2023 Rome Marathon winner in 2h23'01" followed by Ethiopian Fozya Jemal Amid in 2h25'08". Third position for Zinash Getachew in 2h25'58”.
Already committed to becoming the most sustainable marathon since 2021, Acea Run Rome The Marathon's ambitious goal for the coming years is to achieve carbon neutrality. As part of its goals for 2023, Acea Run Rome The Marathon pursues the idea of becoming “plastic free”. In addition, 3,000 trees will also be planted in Guatemala with the dual purpose of absorbing CO2 emissions and supporting the economy and nutrition of local farming families. From the use of recycled materials to electric mobility, the organisation's ongoing commitment is to promote ever greener lifestyles.
Solidarity, well-being and team spirit are the characteristic elements of the Acea Run4Rome, a relay race that runs in parallel with the marathon and aims to donate to charitable associations and non-profit organisations operating nationwide. A team of four, starting at 8.15 a.m. from Via dei Fori Imperiali, take turns running the four planned fractions of 13 km with the change zone in Piazza Azeglio Ciampi, 11.8 km with the second change zone in Lungotevere Oberdan, 7.2km with the third change zone in Via XVII Olimpiade and the last, grand finale, 10.195 km for a total of 42.195 km.
Acea's link with the Marathon testifies to its profound closeness to the Capital where it has been operating for over 110 years to guarantee quality services to the territory and people every day. It was 2 April 1906 when the Emilian Dorando Pietri won the first Rome Marathon by crossing the finish line in Piazza di Siena. Some of the most significant historical moments of this sporting event include the 1960 Rome Olympics, with the feat of the Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila, known to all for his barefoot race. But the marathon that we all know today took shape in 1995 thanks to the Italia Marathon Club, which in just a few years made the Roma City Marathon the number one Italian race in terms of participation and importance, winning the IAAF Gold Label in 2011. In recent years, the competition has continuously evolved until reaching its current form and reputation.
Runners from all over the world gathered in the Eternal City thanks to “Acea Run Rome The Marathon”, the race that promotes the values of inclusion and equality, along an itinerary among the most evocative places in Rome.
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