With more people now taking part in marathons each year and running rising in popularity by the day, marathons have become more prevalent than ever. Not only are they all the rage in the world of fitness, they also make for exciting events that bring communities together in mutual celebration and admiration of the dedicated and determined athletes taking part.
There are great marathons taking place all over the world all throughout the year. Here are some of the best:
1. Boston Marathon
The Boston Marathon is one of the biggest in America and one of the most respected and talked about in the world. Unlike many other marathons, there are entry requirements which mean that it is also amongst the most challenging, and despite this, it is famous for its community feel and friendly atmosphere.
2.ING New York City Marathon
Attracting almost 50,000 participants from over 150 countries each year, the New York marathon is immensely popular, and with a route going through the city’s five boroughs, Central Park and sees runners crossing all five of the landmark bridges, it is not difficult to see why.
3. Virgin London Marathon
Like the NYC marathon, the London marathon incorporates the capital’s many famous landmarks, including Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, and is a national celebration.