After a successful 2017 edition, with more than 6,000 finishers on all the races proposed, the International Marathon of Casablanca is coming back for its 11th edition, on October 28th, 2018. Presentation of this Marathon, which progresses each year to become a fixture of the sporting events calendar.
A citizen Marathon
Since two years now, the city of Casablanca, in partnership with Casablanca Events & Animation, has made the International Marathon of Casablanca one of the most beautiful sporting events in the region and a major event that showcases the city's richness. If the values carried by the International Marathon of Casablanca have always been those of surpassing oneself, sharing, and solidarity, its 11th edition will also be an incredible human and civic adventure. Indeed, this edition will involve actively the citizens, civil society, associations and volunteers for a greater impact of the event on its environment.
THE CIRCUIT 2018
With a new 100% urban course, designed to optimize riders' performance and take into consideration the city's weather conditions during the month of October, the 11th edition of the International Marathon of Casablanca promises to be lively and popular. By offering several race formats, the event is also accessible: The mythical event of 42.195 km will be completed by a half-marathon and a 10km.
The proposed circuit for the 11th edition of the Casablanca Marathon has been designed to ensure that the itinerary of the runners follows the route of an excursion in the city. This route will be in the form of a loop which will start and finish at the level of the mythical Complex Mohammed V, after a route of the arteries of the metropolis, such as the Sidi Abderrahman Road, the Boulevard of the Atlantic Ocean, the boulevard of the Pacific Ocean , the Boulevard de la Corniche, the hopper of the Hassan II Mosque, the Boulevard de la Résistance, the Avenue des FAR or the Boulevard Massira El Khadra ..
This race knows a lot of enthusiasm; it is in the footsteps of the legendary Marathon with a common starting point. This race is open to professionals and amateurs.
New race in 2017, the 10km race is rescheduled for 2018. This short distance to the 100% urban course will allow the greatest number to participate in the International Marathon of Casablanca, thus bringing together on the same event novice riders and experienced competitors.
A race reserved for children from 9 to 14 years, will be scheduled on Saturday, October 27th on a secure course.
International Marathon of Casablanca:
Change of departure time following the maintenance of daylight saving time
The city of Casablanca, organizer of the 11th edition of the International Marathon of Casablanca, informs all the participants of the change of departure time, given the maintenance of daylight saving time.The start of the 10 Km, Marathon and Half-Marathon races will take place at 8:00 instead of 7:30 initially scheduled.However, we invite all participants to come one and a half hours in advance, at the level of the annex of Complex Mohammed V for the rally, necessary for the organization of a successful start.
A must-see place for all participants to the 11th edition of the International Marathon of Casablanca, the Village will be located on the esplanade of the Mohammed V complex, near the starting line of the race. Free and open to all, the International Marathon of Casablanca Village will be open from October 26th, from 10am to 8pm. Runners already registered on the event website, or the application Casa Marathon, can remove their bibs and participant kit.
The International Marathon of Casablanca in pictures
Winners of the 11th edition of the International Marathon of Casablanca
1- ERICK LEON NDIEMA - 02 :12 :55 (KENYA)
2- JACKSON KIPKOECH KOTUT - 02 :13 :08 (KENYA)
3- MOHAMED EL TALHAOUI - 02 :13 :17 (MOROCCO)
1- NAOMI JEPKOGEI MAIYO - 02 :35 :02 (KENYA)
2- SANA EL MANSOURI - 02 :39 :06 (MOROCCO)
3- TADELECH BEKELE NEDI - 02 :39 :59 (ETHIOPIA)
1- MED ZIANI - 01 :03 :40 (MOROCCO)
2- MOURAD MAROFIT - 01 :03 :42 (MOROCCO)
3- BILAL EL MARHOUM - 01 :04 :07 (MOROCCO)
1- SANA ACHAHBAR - 10 :12 :15 (MOROCCO)
2- SOUAD KANBOU CHIA - 01 :13 :25 (MOROCCO)
3- FATIHA BENCHAKTI - 01 :16 :39 (MOROCCO)
10 KM Man
1- MUSTAPHA TACHFIT - 00:29 :12 (MOROCCO)
2- AHMED EL HASSOUNI - 00:29 :14 (MOROCCO)
3- TAHER BELKORCHI - 00:29 :17 (MOROCCO)
10 KM Woman
1- HAJIBA HASNAOUI - 00:33 :11 (MOROCCO)
2- KALTOUM BOUAASAYRIYA - 00:33 :17 (MOROCCO)
3- FATIHA ASMID - 00:34 :57 (MOROCCO)
Great success for the 11th Edition of the International Marathon of Casablanca
The International Marathon of Casablanca, one of the most amazing sports competitions in the region of Casablanca, ended this Sunday, October 28th, 2018 on the 400m finish line which was located in the Mohammed V stadium.
The kickoff of the races was given at 8:00 am, at Socrate Street for 4033 participants.
The award ceremony was attended by Rachid Afirat Governor of Casablanca-Anfa, Abdelaziz El Omari Mayor of Casablanca, Najib Ammor Chairman of the Prefectural Council and Abdelmalek Lakheyli Vice-President of the city of Casablanca, national media and many other VIP and personalities.
The day before, Saturday October 27th, a KIDS RUN was organized. One hundred children aged from 9 to 14 participated and all crossed the finish line. We can say that the atmosphere was friendly and the succession of the adults is assured. The novelty of this edition is the establishment of the village of the International Marathon of Casablanca within the emblematic sports complex Mohammed V. The finish took place on the line of 400 m. The general public was able to follow the arrival of the riders broadcast on giant screens placed in the stadium, all in a festive atmosphere.
The 11th Edition of the International Marathon of Casablanca was fulfilled with all the technical criteria to guarantee the riders the best race conditions in spite of bad weather and heavy rain.
No incidents were reported and the runners left with beautiful images of the city and unforgettable memories to share.
A big thank you to the inhabitants of Casablanca who played the game and to the sponsors who supported this sporting event.
The appointment is therefore given in 2019 for the 12th edition of the International Marathon of Casablanca.
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