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35th İstanbul Marathon Course was Changed

According to Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), the marathon course has to be officially measured every 5 years by the authorities depending on AIMS and then it must be approved by AIMS.
   
The Istanbul Marathon course was last measured in 2008.  More recently measurements were taken between 17th-19th July 2013 by the French official Jean Marie- Grall, also officials from Turkey were Necati Çeteci and Rıdvan Doğan from the Turkish Athletics Federation, along with Spor A.Ş representatives, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality police team and Istanbul Security Directorate.

There were no changes made to the 42 km course; however, the finish line was changed for the 15 km course from Sultanahmet to the in front of the Istanbul Ticaret University in Eminönü. The 8 km course was also changed and lengthened to 10 km so that the finish line meets with the 15 km finish line in front of the Ticaret University in Eminönü. 

According to this re-organization, new courses were set as below.

MARATHON COURSE
The Marathon race starts after 300m behind the Bosphorus Bridge; racecourse divides in Besiktas turnoff after passing bridge, after this goes down from Barbaros Boulevard to Besiktas, and follows the coastal road it reaches Karakoy.

Runners turn onto Eyup, after the Galata Bridge, and they make turn right after the Feshane, and go towards from Unkapani Road to Yenikapi.

Race course returns from Bakirkoy and continues from coast to Gulhane Park, and goes through the park towards to the Blue Mosque. Hippodrome which, the meeting and sporting centres of Romans, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire, is finish point. The finish line is between entrance gate of Blue Mosque and Egypt Obelisk.

15 KM
The 15 Km race starts after 300m behind the Bosphorus Bridge; racecourse divides in Besiktas turnoff after passing bridge, after this goes down from Barbaros Boulevard to Besiktas, and follows the coastal road it reaches Karakoy.

Race course will be separated from the marathon course with a return in front of the Yusuf Şücaattin Anbari Mosque in Balat. After returning, athletes go through from the coast road and finishes in front of İstanbul Commerce University in Eminonu.

10 KM
The 10 Km race starts after 250m behind the Marathon race; race course divides in Besiktas turnoff after passing bridge, after this goes down from Barbaros Boulevard to Besiktas, follows the coastal road it reaches in front of İstanbul Commerce University in Eminonu.

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