Sunday's record number of runners competing in one of the world's only marathons.
On July 15, Vodafone 40-Istanbul Marathon opened in the Asian section of Istanbul. The Bosphorus Bridge was originally known.
The finish line is located in the historic sultanahmeet square in the European part of the city.
Theme of the Year: "Run Istanbul in a healthy future."
About 30,000 professional runners from over 100 countries participated in the marathon.
In addition, about 100,000 people were expected to attend the 8-km (5 mile) Trancendaelthal Istanbul Marathon Fun Run.
42 km (26 mi) marathon, and other three varieties, 15 km (9.3 mi), 10 km (6.2 mi) and 8 km (4.9 mi). A race was included for the participants of the wheel chair.
Nearly 5,000 runners – half of them were foreigners – contested in the 42-km marathon.
Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Britain and France are the top five countries.
Fifty-five top runners from Turkey, Kenya, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, France, Bahrain and Morocco participated.
As compared to the next year, the number of overseas runners in the marathon has doubled.
The Istanbul marathon is based on 17 marathons in Europe and 38 marathons in the world.
The main sponsor of the race organized by the Sport Istanbul Subsidy at the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
After the commencement of the Trancorial Marathon, Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muhreem Kazapogla said in an analogy agency that "Istanbul is a brand of marathon like New York, Boston and Tokyo."
"Connecting continents will demonstrate a unifying force of sports," said Kasapuglu.
Istanbul's Metropolitan City Mayor Meltel Usilal has asked the marathon to be the world's best marathon in the world's best 15 marathons marathon.
Ushad said that 100,000 people participated in the marathon last year.
Last year French lady Abraham Kiproit was the winner of the men's and Kenya's chemistry and women's winners.
For more information, visit www.maraton.istanbulbul, follow the #travel role and # run4health hashtags on Twitter.