It was a grey and chilly Sunday morning, and marathon runners had to start first, relatively early in the morning. They were not really at ease, but the weather was healthier than last year, when it suddenly turned very hot, with many participants becoming unwell. This was not the case this time. Temperatures were lower and there was more oxygen in the air.
The Ten Miles is Belgium's biggest running event. In all, 38,500 runners took part in the various runs, while tens of thousands were cheering them. Next year, the marathon will take place in September, but the Ten Miles stays in April.