Glasgow 2014: Marathon route to offer athletes Glasgow best views

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The marathon event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland will start and finish in Glasgow Green covering a route that will take in iconic Glasgow landmarks and give spectators a superb chance of seeing the race.

The Local Organising Committee revealed last Friday the full route which will see elite runners from around the Commonwealth compete against each other against a stunning backdrop that includes the Merchant City, George Square, Buchanan Street and the Clyde Arc as well as two further ‘Dear Green Places’: Bellahouston Park and Pollok Park.

Athletes undertaking the 42.195km (26.2miles) route on Sunday July 27, 2014 will also cross the River Clyde four times as they push themselves towards the finish line, Gold and glory.

The course has been developed in collaboration with a range of sport, city and tourism stakeholders to ensure that the sport technical requirements are achieved while balancing this unique opportunity to showcase the city to the world.

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“The is a wonderful showcase event for the Games and one that everyone can come and enjoy,” said David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive.

“The route the athletes will take really shows Glasgow at its best and will bring the spectacle of live competitive sport right into the heart of the city.”

Spectators won’t require a ticket to be a part of the Games along the Marathon route as it is one of three free events taking place in the city. Marathon runners will also experience the unique atmosphere of the world-famous ‘Hampden Roar’, Glasgow 2014 can confirm.

The Marathon medal ceremonies will take place within Scotland’s packed National Stadium, which has already sold out of available tickets for Glasgow 2014 Athletics competitions.