2013 BELGRADE MARATHON, SERBIA: 4:45:06 (2013-04-21)


Race report:


Capital: Belgrade (3,2 million)

Population: 7,2 million

Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)

Famous people from Serbia:

Nikola Tezla (engineer), Vlade Divac (basketball), Novak Djokovic (tennis), Karl Malden (actor), Nemanja Vidic (soccer), Jasmina Vujic (nuclear engineering)

Fun facts about Serbia:

Serbia is a landlocked country.

‘Vampire’ is a Serbian word and it is known the world over.

Serbia formed a union with Montenegro in 1992 and spilt up again in 2006 to become independent.

Serbia is slightly smaller than South Carolina in area.

Majority of Serbian last names end with ‘ic’.

According to statistics, Serbians are known to be the most hospitable people in the world. They believe that they won’t gain any favor from the gods if they are not hospitable to their guests.

A fact about Serbia is that it is the largest exporter of raspberries in the world. It contributes 30% of the total raspberries to the international market.

Ivo Andric is the only Nobel Prize winner from Serbia. He won the esteemed award for literature in 1961.

Nikola Tesla, regarded as one of the most important inventor in history was a Serbian. Tesla made great inventions and discoveries in the disciplines of electric current and magnetism. His name is also used in the unit of magnetic induction (T).

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia has been ranked the highest among party places in the world by Lonely Planet.

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Many good and inexpensive hostels close to the start/finish. I stayed at a great place called Hostel Manga just 100 meters from the start of the marathon.