Quito Últimas Noticias 15k, Ecuador
Sun 3 June 2007
The city of Quito, the capital of the Republic of Ecuador, nestles high up in the Andean cordillera at an altitude of 2800m. With a population of two million it lies just a few kilometers south of the Equator. Low latitude and high altitude ameliorate each other’s influence and gift the city a mild climate in which temperatures range from 10–25C: just the right range for running. So thought the race founders, 48 years ago, when they launched the “Marathon de los Barrios Quitenos” (Marathon of Quito neighbourhoods).