30, December 2014: International athletes from all over the world are busy preparing for the Rome Marathon. This prestigious race is set to take place on the 22nd of March in 2015. Many of the competitors will be hoping to set personal best times for the race which starts and finishes in the historic via dei Fori Imperiali, however organiser say others will be taking part in the 5km fun run for charities of their choosing.

Representatives from the well-renowned Worldhotel Ripa Roma are expecting record bookings for those wishing to enjoy some luxury and relaxation while enjoying the spectacle of the marathon.

The Rome Marathon has attracted considerable numbers of enthusiastic spectators and high quality runners in previous years. The 2010 race was dedicated in honour of the Olympic medal winning East African, Abebe Bikila and was won by the highly talented and respected Siraj Gena. Other notable winners have included Jonathon Kiptoo Yego and Dickson Chumba. However, the East African’s will face stern competition from the Europeans in 2015.

Amateur athletes always receive a great deal of support during the gruelling marathon and a number have noted in the past that they draw upon inspiration while passing major historical sites such as the Basilica of St Peter, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. Some participants, however, are less confident about the prospect of running along the cobbled streets. Race attendants will be on hand to provide energy drinks and much needed sustenance.

Runners who are keen to take part in the prestigious race are encouraged to register via the Rome Marathon website. Everybody who takes part in the challenging race will receive medals and T-shirts and the male and female winners will each receive €200,000.

Representatives from the Worldhotel Ripa Roma say that, for those who wish to take part in or be a spectator of the Rome Marathon, booking suitable accommodation early is essential. As a very popular event, centrally located quality establishments like Worldhotel Ripa Roma always report high visitor numbers at this time.

About WorldHotel Ripa Roma:

WorldHotel Ripa Roma is a WorldHotels partner hotel offering 4-star accommodation in the historic Rome district of Trastevere. To find out more about it, visit www.worldhotelriparoma.com

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