Last year's 30th Belgrade Marathon broke all previous records on its new course - 7,000 participants from 70 countries – while beautifying the event with selected words were legends of world sport Carl Lewis, Roza Mota, Galina Chistyakova, Bob Beamon, Mike Powell, Lasse Virén, Kevin Young and Javier Sotomayor. Not even the Olympic Games has so many “ambassadors” of this format have no Olympic Games
The Belgrade Marathon – in its thirtieth year, is the most important traditional sporting event in Belgrade and Serbia, which has long since outgrown the boundaries of a mere sporting competition and become a promotional sporting and tourism event that leaves an increasingly deeper mark on the life of the capital, including in economic terms
The Belgrade Marathon will be held for the 29th time on Sunday 16th April. Since its third edition in 1990, it has been headed by Dejan Nikolić, a former athlete and tourism representative, which is no coincidence. Today marathons are at least equally sporting, tourism and business events, and all three dimensions require both vision and long-term work.