Bréal Marathon

Landau in der Pfalz


Landau runs on 3 October 2024

The marathon is an integral part of the Olympic Games. Since its inception in Athens in 1896, the marathon has undoubtedly been one of the Olympic highlights. And who invented it? A man from Landau! To be more precise, Michel Bréal, born in Landau in der Pfalz in 1832. Reason enough for the town of Landau to organise its own marathon next year to celebrate its 750th birthday. Registration for the Bréal Marathon Landau on 3 October 2024 is now open. Participation in the half marathon and the Ekiden (marathon relay race), the half marathon relay race as well as Bambini (800 metres) and school races (1.6 kilometres) are also now possible. Michael Bréal, the inventor of the marathon, was born in Landau i.d. Pfalz in 1832. Until the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, there was no marathon discipline. There was only the legend of a messenger who ran to Athens after the victorious battle for the Athenians on the plains of Marathon to announce the victory. Michel Bréal took up this legend and donated a trophy for a marathon race at the 1896 Games in Athens, which was won by the Greek runner Spyridon Louis with a time of 2:58:50.

Landau i.d.Pfalz celebrates 750 years of city history in 2024. To mark this anniversary, the city of Landau will be organising a Bréal-Marathon-Landau on 3 October 2024. Minister Michael Ebling (Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior and Sport) has taken on the patronage of this event. In addition to the marathon (Bréal-Marathon), there will be an Ekiden (marathon relay race), a half marathon (EnergieSüdwest-Halbmarathon), half marathon relay races with a special offer for pupils from secondary schools as well as school and bambini races. For the relay races, the distances for the 5 runners will vary (between 5.7 km and 11.5 km for the marathon and between 3.8 km and 4.6 km for the half marathon) Here you will always find the latest information on this sporting event: https://bré


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Stadt Landau in der Pfalz

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Stadt Landau in der Pfalz

Marktstraße 50, 76829 Landau/ Pfalz