Welcome to the website of the runners' movement European Special Cities' Marathons (ESCM)

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The ESCM runners' movement has been created to:

  • link ordinary amateur runners to the ideas of Olympism;
  • reinforce the history of the modern Olympic Games, by maintaining interest in the European host cities of the Olympics;
  • stimulate marathon running, enhance the popularity of marathon running

Happy New 2012 Year

Today is the last day of the year. We will remember the 2011 by many different things. One of them is the beginning of the new runners’ movement — European Special Cities’ Marathons.

Munich Marathon

On a cold but not rainy day, on October the 9th, the Munich Marathon was taking place for the 26th time. The promoters of the race didn't want to spend much money for inviting the world top runners — like those from Kenya and Ethiopia. So the first runner, completing the 42-kilometres distance became the German, Richard Friedrich, with the result of 2:19:25.

Jubilee Marathon Stockholm 1912-2012

As well known Games of V Olympiad were held in Stockholm in 1912. Next year it will be one century jubilee. Swedes have grate plans to celebrate this date by Jubilee Marathon, which will be organized principally like the Olympic Marathon one hundred years ago including date, original course etc.

Rome Marathon

Rome Marathon got a new record of finishers. 12 604 runners successfully ended the 42,195-kilometres course March, 20. Kenyan Chumba Dixon Kiptolo won the men’s race — 2:08.45.