Sunday, January 06, 2008

Olympic Marathon Beijing

The Beijing Olympic Committee has decided the Olympic marathons will commence from Tiananmen Square, though the actual route through the city has yet to be finalized.

Tiananmen Square Photograph © Russell Uebergang

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Tiananmen Square copyright Russell Uebergang

Stefano Baldini, an Italian, won the 2004 Athens Olympic men's marathon in a time of 2:10:55; Mizuki Noguchi from Japan won the women's race in a time of 2:26:20.

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