Some 650 runners flocked from around the world to compete in the Lanzarote International Marathon over the weekend of 2nd to 4th of December in Costa Teguise and at least another 2,000 roared them on in races for different levels of ability. Sands Beach Resort is always at the heart of sporting events in their community but even they were wowed by the enthusiasm generated by the races.
The main event was the 42,195 km run on Sunday which pulled in 100 of the best runners in the sport. Pilar Mahumud won the women’s race in 3hrs 14 minutes and 30 seconds, and all after jetting in from the New York marathon, Marcos Diehl of Germany was the fastest man with 2.37.40. Everyone had their own targets to beat in the half marathon, quarter distance, and wheelchair event. Athletes came from as far as Norway, France, and Denmark but there was no shortage of local runners keen to make their mark.
The full run down of results can be found at Active Lanzarote along with details of the other big sporting challenges that the island has to offer. Guests at Sands Beach Resort are used to seeing sporting stars at their beachfront resort and the staff encourage visitors to try some of the many forms of exercise they have on offer.