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The Mauritius Marathon makes its way past Anbalaba at Baie du Cap

By cecilia 19 Dec 2018

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The Mauritius Marathon was created in 2010 by Frédéric Robert, the organiser of the Mauritius’ largest and best-known sporting events. Its route follows Mauritius’ most beautiful coastal road and, each year, is certified by Jean-Marie Grall, the IAAF’s expert assessor and the architect behind the Paris Marathon.

The Mauritius Marathon

As the sun rose at 6:30am on the 15th of July (coincidentally, the date of the 2018 football World Cup finals, won by the France!), the Marathon’s starting gun was fired on Saint-Félix public beach. Its 120 registered participants took off in the direction of Riambel (KM 4), then looped around to run past Baie to Cap and Anbalaba’s offices (KM 17), arriving at the village of Le Morne (KM 24) before turning back to the Saint Felix public beach, passing in front of our sales office in Baie du Cap’s former police station (KM 31).

The Mauritius Marathon consists of four races: The Marathon itself, which is officially 42.195 km long (as certified by Jean Marie Grall); a 21 km half-marathon (whose route sadly does not pass in front of Anbalaba); a 10 km race; and a 4 km fun run.

This year, the Mauritius Marathon proudly hosted 33 different nationalities, with Japanese runner Masuda Kentaro taking first place.

Cécilia ROBERT, who had the privilege of training around Baie du Cap, also took part in the 10 km race. Next year, Anbalaba hopes to sponsor a complete team dressed in our corporate colours. 

We can only recommend this highly enjoyable sporting event. Next year’s Marathon will take place on Bastille Day 14th july 2019 – and in fact, the organising team has already committed to a theme of red, white and blue! 

More details on the newspaper: L'express.mu

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