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    Sunday’s marathon will create traffic problems in Brussels


    Brussels authorities have warned people the Belfius Brussels marathon, which will be held on Sunday, will cause a lot of traffic problems. They have recommended people use public transport as much as possible.

    Around 13,000 runners are expected to take part in the Belfius marathon and half-marathon. The starting whistle will be given at Cinquantenaire, but the starting line will be Boulevard Anspach. Traffic on and around the route will be heavily disrupted.

    Participants and supporters have been asked to use public transport as much as possible when traveling to the start and finish lines. Every participant will get a free Stib ticket when they sign up.

    Motorists wanting to get into or out of the centre of Brussels should expect heavy traffic jams.

    Several sections of the route will be closed to traffic from 8.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday. This includes avenue Tervuren and avenue Franklin Roosevelt. Several tunnels on the small ring-road will also be closed to traffic.

    More information on the route and road accessibility is available on the Belfius Brussels Marathon website.  

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)