The 2005 edition of the Maratona was dedicated to ‘angels’. There was also another new feature: given the growing number of participants and requests to take part, the committee introduced a draw system, so you could only take part if your name was drawn. The decision was a little controversial, but was eventually accepted by everyone.
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The 2006 edition took place over three routes that would now become the usual ones. The Maratona was dedicated to ‘colours’ and had a very special guest: Jetsum Pema, the sister of the Dalai Lama, representing the Tibetan Children's Village Association. The maximum number of participants was increased to 8500 competitors, but requests to take part were almost double that.
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‘Gotes’- ‘drops’, was the key word for 2007. Fortunately for the riders they were drops of sweat not of rain, given the wonderful day. There were 8500 participants from 39 countries. As in previous years there were famous names from the sports and business world at the starting line. The kids’ cycle race changed its name and became the “Maratona for Kids”, still organised by Maria Canins.
Check out some interesting links of the 21st edition: