Sports is about bettering ourselves. It's more about self-improvement, beating one's own record every day every moment. It helps us to gain the sportsmanship attitude not just towards game but towards life. While every sport follows different rules, participating in sports activities will help your brain take decisions faster. Participate in the sports events in Madrid like a football tournament, cricket, basketball, rugby/soccer, etc to helps to build your stamina.
Exercising and playing sports increase the flow of oxygen in the body. Get up, start running or join the next marathon, triathlon or cycling events near Madrid.
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Madrid has always been known for its food, beverage and sports industry. Where the trend of sports was first introduced in the form of courts games in the 1800s due to its industrial revolution, it has now increased to cover various other sports activities. In the day and age where we live, Madrid has been mainly known for its undying football spirit and its tennis. Madrid sports also include basketball, Formula one, bullfighting, skiing and rhythmic gymnasium. The city also host's the Madrid Marathon and the San Silvestre race showing its wholehearted commitment to the sport.
For those whose love running marathons, Madrid is the city to be in. From yearly to half-yearly marathons, the Spanish people do know how to make running fun. The Rock and Roll Marathon in Madrid, is the marathon that is usually held in April, and the marathon is a 42K, 21.5K or a 10K marathon. People from all over the world, as well as the locals, participate in the marathon consider this a must for marathon lovers. The Gran Trail Penalara is another such annual marathon that must not be missed. The marathon is for a total duration of 28 hours and consists of 13 checkpoints with a positive gain of 5100m. Other important marathons in Madrid include the Oxfam Marathon, the Medio Maraton Villa De Madrid, the EDP Medio Maraton De La Mujer held in October and the Medio Maraton Nacional Ciudad de Getafe held in January, are all half yearly must-attend marathons in Madrid. In May the Race for Women, which is a marathon held against breast cancer will also be taking place in May.
When one talks of the sports equation in Madrid, the first thing that pops into the mind is the football culture in Madrid. Madrid is rich in its football culture and has multiple football teams participating in La Liga like Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid. In fact for anyone visiting Madrid in June, the Champions League – the biggest European football tournament is taking place in Madrid this year and is a once in a lifetime opportunity and must not be missed. Apart from football, the other sports events in Madrid are the Mutua Madrid Open in May showcasing tennis players from across the globe, the FINA Diving Grand Prix held in June for all the car lovers. The Madrid Athletic Meeting, an annual competition that forms part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings is scheduled for July. Another absolutely must watch event is the Davis Cup from 18-24 of November, the tennis tournament brings the best players to the Spanish capital. There are tons of other related sports events in Madrid for horse racing, golf, skiing and gymnasium spread across the year too that one may choose to participate or attend.
Sports are a way of life in Spain and the only way to enjoy sports more than to play it, is to watch it together and hence Madrid boasts of a wide variety of sports bar to choose from. Be it a chilled beer to get one through an exciting football game during the day or a drink to keep company while watching the horses race, there is something for every sports event in Madrid. Some of the must-visit sports bars in Madrid with excellent ambiance and top offers running through the week are The Irish Rover, The James Joyce Pub, the Finnegans, Real Café Bernabeau and Dubliners. One should make sure to book a table in advance if a large number of guests are to be expected.
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