The organisers of the 43rd edition of the Istanbul Marathon have set the date for the event that will now be held on Sunday 7, November 2021.
This is the world’s only Intercontinental marathon and it will have limited number of participants and the registration deadline is Oct. 20 unless the quota is filled. All participants including athletes should submit a PCR test with a negative result in the last 48 hours or an electronic vaccination card to enter the events of the contest.
The organizers said the PCR test must be done in a Turkish Health Ministry’s approved institution. “For those who will make a vaccination card declaration; the second vaccination must have been shot at least 14 days ago and the date of the first vaccination must not have exceeded 180 days,” the Istanbul Marathon said on its website.
Meanwhile, the Turkish Athletic Federation said the best three athletes in the marathon’s elite category will be awarded prize money. The 2021 champion will have $35,000. The runner-up will bag $20,000, and the prize for the third-place athlete will be $10,000.