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Record numbers for Vienna marathon

The Mozart statue in ViennaA record number of participants have signed up to compete in this year’s Vienna Marathon, it has been announced.

With the event set to take place on April 19th, organisers have advised anyone still wishing to run through the historic streets of the Austrian capital that just a few open places remain.

Among those due to take part are Reuben Kosegi, who won gold at the Sydney Olympics and who is making his race debut in Vienna, and Markus Hohenwarter and Gunther Weidlinger, Austrians who will benefit from strong home support.

Aside from the main 26-mile-long race, a number of shorter events will also be taking place across Vienna over the course of the marathon weekend.

These include the Pink Ribbon Run, which will see thousands of participants follow a 2.5 kilometre-long course through the centre of the city with the aim of raising money for the Austrian cancer charity.

Vienna is also well-regarded as a classical music location, with numerous concert venues across the city offering performances of Austrian composers such as Mozart and Johann Strauss to tourists.

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