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R i tam grada / Rhythm of the ci ty 66 | Beograd » Belgrade St Mark‘s Church: both St Mark andNikola Tesla The race starts in front of St. Mark’s Church, a SerbianOrthodox church thatwas built between1931 and 1940 in the immediate vicinity of anolder church, whichdates back to1835and ismodelledonGračanicaMonastery.Thishouseofworship, representing one of the Serbian capital’smost beautiful temples, houses a sarcophagus containing the mortal remains of Emperor Dušan. The church’s crypt alsomarks the burial spot of the last king of the Obrenović dynasty, Aleksandar Obrenović, and his wife Draga Mašin. During the second kilometre of the race, you’ll pass the monument to Nikola Tesla that stands in front of the building of the Belgrade UniversityFacultyofElectricalEngineering, and just a few metres further along is themonument to language reformerVukKaradžić, themanwho devised the modern Serbian script. You can see these two monuments if you run a “Pleasure race”. Slavija: fromwild ducks to amodern square Slavija Square, or Dimitrije TuBrutalizam Novog Beograda je za trkače ravna i stimulativna staza The architectural brutalism of New Belgrade provides a flat and stimulating running track for competitors Rim je sagrađen na sedambrda, a Beograd ih ima 33, zato Beogradski maraton nije nimalo lak Rome was built on seven hills, but Belgrade has as many as 33 – which is why the Belgrade Marathon isn’t easy