Vodafone 39th Istanbul Marathon
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 12 : An aerial view of hundreds of participants competing during Vodafone 39th Istanbul Marathon at The 15 July Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey on November 12, 2017. It is the only course in the world where the marathon includes two continents, Asia and Europe, in one race. Marathon hosts 86 elite athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia, Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, France, Serbia, Lithuania and Turkey. Thousands of people will also participate in the 42-km (26-mile) run. The race has four categories: a marathon as well as 15km (9.3-mile), 10km (6.2-mile) and 8km (4.97 mi) events. A race for wheelchair-bound participants is also held.