2010 ISTANBUL MARATHON, TURKEY: 3:39:28 (2010-10-17)

2014 ANTALYA MARATHON, TURKEY: 4:06:47 (2014-03-02)


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Race report Antalya Marathon:


Capital: Ankara (4,55 million people)

Population: 74,7 million

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)

Famous people from Turkey:

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (founder of modern Turkey), Orhan Pamuk (author), Hakan Sukur (soccer)

Fun facts about Turkey:

The highest peak in Turkey is Mount Agri (5,166 m). It is also said to be the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest.

The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk, Turkey (dating back to 7th millennium BC).

The Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was in Ephesus.

It were the Turks who introduced coffee to Europe.

More facts:


I stayed at Sabah Pansiyon in the old town. A great place with a huge breakfast and just a one-minute walk from the beach front.