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great wall marathon

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or training for your very first marathon, finishing a 26.2-mile race is quite the feat. Instead of participating in your typical or ho-hum run with nothing to look at but other runners, how about getting distracted and seeing incredible sights in faraway marathons? Pick a race that exposes you to stunning scenery, iconic historical landmarks…

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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