Once you run just one you will want to participate in all of them. Running is special and marathons have been there since way back. The Olympic Games actually inspired the first Boston Marathon, which happened on April 19, 1897. In a nod to Greek history, the first marathon commemorated the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C
It might look unusual to some but majority of sports and fitness enthusiasts will travel great distances just to participate in a marathon. Running a marathon is just more than running a race. It is a great personal battle against distance and your own body and mind. It is also a way for you to run in the footsteps of the millions who came before you. There is also the issue of taking in incredible sights while burning calories as a great way of motivating yourself to cover the distance to the finish line.. This is why most people will combine an exotic holiday and a marathon ranging from major cities around the earth to the most remote regions.
Here is the good news for the marathoner in the form of 20 marathons around the world that shouldn't miss on your bucket list.
1. London Marathon- United Kingdom
This is a great marathon which is known for being flat as a pancake and isn’t just for the elites. The London Marathon attracts tens of thousands of amateur runners every year and from every corner of the globe. The runners run, costume clad and in the name of charity, past sights like the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Since there is no rough terrain, it could be a piece of cake for seasoned marathoners.
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