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The Great Wall Marathon

Marathon running has become a worldwide phenomenon; there are dozens of races around the world that now feature tens of thousands of runners every year, and many of them travel around the globe to participate. If you’re thinking of joining that group that travels abroad to run road races, you’re in luck. Here is a Baker’s Dozen of the best…

The very first marathon was run by a poor sap named Phidippides in or about the year 496 B.C. As legend has it, Phidippides was a messenger in the Persian/Greek War who was sent with an urgent dispatch from the city of Marathon to Athens – roughly 26 miles of running. After delivering his message, Phidippides dropped over dead from…

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