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Barcelona Marató

The Barcelona Marathon, held in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, moves the world of street running in 2023 with its electrifying atmosphere and outstanding performances by male and female athletes.

The event, known for its picturesque course and enthusiastic public support, demonstrated the incredible endurance and determination of the participants.
It was my first time photographing a marathon and athletes of the highest level.


After the experience it was clear that it will not be the last time that I will go out looking for the best angles of male and female runners.

by Felipe Silva, Aquachara Photography & Visual


Barcelona - 2023

The men's race at the Barcelona Marathon 2023 witnessed intense competition among some of the finest long-distance runners in the world. The athletes set off from the iconic Arc de Triomf, embarking on a 42.195-kilometer journey through the city's scenic streets. The pace was blistering from the start, as the top contenders vied for the coveted title.

In a display of sheer brilliance and unmatched stamina, Ethiopian runner Yared Asmerom emerged as the victor, crossing the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, and 32 seconds. Asmerom showcased exceptional endurance, maintaining an impressive pace throughout the race and leaving his competitors in awe.

Not far behind, Kenyan athlete Geoffrey Kamworor secured a strong second place, finishing just 12 seconds after Asmerom. Kamworor's formidable performance reflected his exceptional skill and determination. Rounding out the podium, Spanish runner Carlos Ruiz thrilled the local crowd with a remarkable third-place finish, completing the marathon in 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 50 seconds.

The women's race at the Barcelona Marathon 2023 was equally captivating, with an intense battle for supremacy unfolding on the picturesque course. The female athletes demonstrated incredible strength and resilience as they tackled the demanding distance with unwavering determination.

In a display of dominance, Kenyan runner Mary Keitany emerged as the victorious athlete, completing the marathon in a remarkable time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, and 9 seconds. Keitany's exceptional performance showcased her incredible talent and established her as one of the premier long-distance runners of her generation.

Following closely behind, Ethiopian athlete Degitu Azimeraw secured an impressive second place, finishing the race just 18 seconds after Keitany. Azimeraw's remarkable speed and tenacity during the event illustrated her immense potential as a top-tier marathon runner. Crossing the finish line in third place, Ethiopian athlete Ruti Aga put forth a formidable performance, highlighting her exceptional endurance and determination.


As a photographer I must say that it was one of the most exciting and electrifying "first times". Accompanying the elite of the world street race as well as seeing the energy that the sport is capable of providing. It was as always incredible to observe the magnitude of an event of this size and to see how sport is good for a city.


To capture runners who most of the time are running very fast, the bike is the best alternative to try to follow a race, especially in a city that encourages and makes life much easier for cyclists.
Apart from the Sony A7IV, the lens chosen was an 85mm f1.8, the idea was to have great sharpness in images, fast focus, good depth of field and the possibility of getting good close-ups.


I don't know about you all, but I was very satisfied with the results.

by Felipe Silva, Aquachara Photography & Visual

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