More than 10000 participants start at the 23rd Munich Marathon. The route leads through the city and the Englischer Garten with the end in the Olypic stadium. At 10:55 the 10km race started in the same place.
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria and is Germany's third largest city, located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Black and gold - the colors of the Holy Roman Empire - have been the city's official colors since the time of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor.