Distance Running July-September 2009
A new corner of Europe: Nordea Riga Marathon, Latvia, May 17 2009
Latvia’s capital Riga has long had the ring of an exotic, faraway place, but it is rapidly establishing itself as a cornerstone of Europe. Although the population is only one million, and it may seem like a pocket-size metropolis, the city takes you by surprise with its incredible intensity of life. Only an hour from Berlin and less than three hours from most European capitals, Riga is establishing itself as a weekend destination of choice. Riga had long been a hidden treasure on the shores of the Baltic Sea, but it possesses all the attributes of a world-class city. Among these a fast-growing marathon must be mentioned near the top of the list.