Edinburgh Marathon: 19 great photos looking back at previous marathons in Edinburgh over the years

Looking back at Edinburgh Marathons over the years

With this year’s Edinburgh Marathon just weeks away and Capital runners currently coming to the end of their training programmes, we’ve taken a look back into our photo archives to find great pictures of the annual race over the years.

This year’s marathon takes place on Sunday, May 26, with thousands of people set to follow in the footsteps of runners who have previously completed the tough 26.2 miles course through Edinburgh.

The first marathon event in Edinburgh was in 1982. Further marathons were held in the city in 1986 and 1999. Since 2003 the Edinburgh Marathon Festival has been held each year, usually in May. The current route begins in the city centre, moves out of Edinburgh into East Lothian, finishing at Musselburgh.

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