Perfect weather conditions, exceptional athletic performance and great success!
Just a few words to describe the Generali Milano Marathon 2021 Special Edition.
The world could witness outstanding athletic performance last Sunday, as both men and women broke previous Italian marathon records. To confirm the value of the performances, statistics shows that the sum of the winner’s times, places the Generali Milano Marathon 2021 Special Edition on the 7th place among the fastest marathons ever ran. The event is a World Athletics Label Road race, an Olympic and Abbott World Marathon Majors/Wanda Age Group qualifier.
Besides being an A ranked event and making history, the Milano Marathon provided opportunity for virtual racing both individually (10km) and in relays (10,5km). The event was timed by our Italian partners MySDAM with BibTag technology. Furthermore, the hybrid event used LiveTracking in our EventApp.
The Milano Marathon had 100 elite runners, roughly 600 amateur runners and around 3,500 virtual participants, with the number of 4,200 participants in total.
The elite runners’ mass start took place at 6.30 AM with a gunshot. The course was based on 6 laps: 1 short lap (4,695 m) + 5 laps (7,500 m). There were 4 timing points installed with the BibTag system on the course:
- START / LAPS / FINISH
- SPLIT POINT1: 5km, 12.5km, 20km, 27,5km, 35km
- SPLIT POINT2: 7,5km, 15km, 22,5km, 30km, 37,5km
- SPLIT POINT3: 2,5km, 10km, 17,5km, 25km, 32,5km, 40km
Amateur runners started their race at 9.30 AM, right after the marathon. The race was based on 2 laps (4,867km + 5,133km). The start point was different from the marathon but the finish line was the same. Due to Covid restrictions the race had a time-trial start with 4 runners starting every 7 seconds. No gunshot and the results were based on real time only. The amateur runners had 3 BibTag System timing points on the course:
- 5K SPLIT
Virtual Race – Run Anywhere
Participants could run individually or in teams of 4 runners during the virtual race. Individual distances were 10km, while relays were 10,5km.