There are only 2 marathons in Basse-Normandie and the two will be held on the same week-end in June (9 & 10th). Is it due to chance or done on purpose ?
The older is the Marathon de la liberté de Caen which will turn 20 years old. The race commemorates the allies La course commémore le débarquement des alliés sur les plages normandes, longe la côte de Nacre, entre Courseulles-sur-mer et Caen.
The younger, Marathon du Mont Saint-Michel will held its 10th edition. The course goes from Cancale to end up in front of the Mont Saint-Michel (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Until last year, the race took place on the third week-end of June. In 2007, it will be the 10th. Who doesn’t like competition !
Many issues tear them apart: