What surprises tourists
In September, the city hosts the Moscow Marathon and lately, a good number of foreigners have been coming here to take part. Not every running track in Europe passes through the entire city centre or past its most famous monuments. In Moscow, you even get a chance to run around the Garden Ring, which is free from cars for the duration of the marathon.
I have experience of running marathons abroad: for example, I've run twice in Berlin. The track there is much narrower than in Moscow, and it is not as beautiful as ours either.