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Amsterdam Marathon 2012: Route, Date, Start Time, and TV Info

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Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2012

The Amsterdam Marathon is one of the most scenic races in the world and the lucky few to complete this event will have stories for a lifetime. 

Runners World has named this event as one of the top 10 marathons in the world, mostly due to routes through historic landmarks and exciting views.

Last year's winner Wilson Chebet was unable to break the course record of 2:05:44, but a host of competitors will try for that mark this year. Tiki Gelana has the women's record at 2:28:08.

 

Date: Sunday, October 21

Start Time: All athletes begin the race at 9:30 a.m., but invited competitors are allowed to begin closer to the starting line.

 

Television Information

The race will be shown on EuroSport, as well as online through the official live stream.

 

Route Information

The runners begin and end the race in historic Olympic Stadium. Along the 26.2-mile run, the competitors also pass sites like Rijksmuseum, Vondel Park and the Amstel River. 

Here is the full course, courtesy of the race's official site.

 

This should be a great event for the athletes and spectators alike.

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