Tartu Maraton

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Tartu Maraton
Tartu Maraton 2006-1.jpg
The start of Tartu Marathon in 2006.
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) February
Frequency annual
Country Estonia
Inaugurated 1960 (1960) (men)
1967 (1967) (women)

Tartu Ski Marathon (Estonian: Tartu maraton) is a long-distance cross-country skiing competition, held annually in Estonia, on third Sunday of February. It debuted in 1960 and has been a part of Worldloppet since 1994.[1]

Initially, the track stretched from Tartu to Kääriku, partially on the river ice of Emajõgi. For years the marathon's start was given in Matu (in Aakre) with the finish in Elva. Nowadays, the full 63 km marathon track stretches from Otepää to Elva.

The event is part of the Worldloppet series, and places itself among the biggest ski races in the world with nearly 10,000 participants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tartu Maraton". Worldloppet. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 

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