The 2012 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships will be run in the center of the city of Rome along Tiber river with the arrival line be placed near the historical Milvio bridge of Roman epoch. Fans and coaches will be able to follow the race from the right bank of the river, where the green areas are located.
Starting line will be set through a wharf about 80 meters wide and individual Automatic Starting System blocks will be available, with specialized personnel ready to work on the anchorage.
The disembarkation area will be placed in a regular sandy zone which will avoid the using of any wharfs as all competitors will be able to run along a specific path made of sand and grass.
About the Tiber
The Tiber (Latin Tiberis, Italian Tevere, Italian pronunciation: [ˈteːvere]) is the third-longest river in Italy, rising in the Apennine Mountains in Emilia-Romagna and flowing 406 kilometres (252 mi) through Umbria and Lazio to the Tyrrhenian Sea. It drains a basin estimated at 17,375 square kilometres (6,709 sq mi). The river has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, founded on its eastern banks.