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5 international marathons

The Great Wall Marathon is good for those who want to visit the landmark, and who are gluttons for punishment.

The Great Wall Marathon

The Great Wall Marathon is good for those who want to visit the landmark, and who are gluttons for punishment.

If combining a bucket-list-worthy vacation with a marathon interests you, read on.

1

GREAT WALL MARATHON

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Tianjin Province, China

If visiting the Great Wall is on your to-do list and you’re a glutton for punishment, then this marathon may be for you. (May 18 sold out. Next race May 17, 2014.)
www.great-wall-marathon.com

2

BIG FIVE MARATHON

Entabeni Safari Conservancy, South Africa

This event runs right through game habitat with nothing
separating you from the wildlife — a marathon and a safari in one (June 22).
www.big-five-marathon.com

3

INCA TRAIL MARATHON

Cusco, Peru

Traverse the footpaths the ancient Incas used to commute between Cusco and Machu Picchu (Aug. 15).

www.andesadventures.com/run2asum.htm

4

ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON

Marathon, Greece

Run where it all began: The starting gun is fired on an ancient battlefield in the town of Marathon and finishes in Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 (Nov. 10). www.athensmarathon.com

5

ROME MARATHON

Rome

What better place to start and finish a marathon than the Colosseum? The miles will tick by as you pass St. Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps, winding through narrow streets and along wide boulevards beside the Tiber River (March 23, 2014).
www.maratonadiroma.it

CAITLIN HURLEY

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