If you decided to participate in a marathon, then you should check out some of the most famous marathons around the world. Marathons have always had a prominent place to the world’s athletes and sports lover. It represents the ultimate athletic efforts of a human being. Do you want to know the name of the most famous marathons? Well, we have comprised a list of the most famous marathons to quince your thirst of knowledge and give you a few more details about them as well.
One of the most famous marathons in the world, Boston Marathon is one of the oldest marathon in the world as well. The first Boston Marathon was run in 1897 after the inspiration of Olympic Marathon in 1896. This great even always held in April every year from Massachusetts. The fastest man of this marathon is Geoffrey Mutai and woman is Buzunesh Deba.
Athens Authentic Marathon
Athens Authentic Marathon is the most famous marathon in Greece. It is one of the biggest sporting even in entire Greece after the Olympic in 2004. It is the one of most popular marathons which was run every year from 1972 in the month of November. This ancient marathon always starts from Athens, one of the ancient cities in the world.
Great Wall Marathon
Great Wall Marathon is arranged every year in the month of May. Where does it take places? China, of course. It is one of the toughest marathon in the world as the runners have to climb the high hill of the Great Wall. A runner should climb more than 5,164 steps and he/she needs to pass the Chinese village to accomplish the marathon’s goal.
Marine Corps Marathon
Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest races in the USA, starts every year in April. It is a historic marathon in the USA where a five years kid can attend also. A there is no prize money for the winner of the marathon, it’s called “People’s Marathon”. The entire marathon is run and operated by the US Marines.
The last but not the least is the Ireland based marathon, Dublin Marathon is one of the most famous marathon in Europe. It runs a largely flat, scenic course thorough Dublin’s City Center. It has been continuing since October 1980, is one of the best ideal marathon to participate in a cool temperature. There is an amazing half marathon as well for the age-old contestant.
To participate in a marathon is everyone’s dream from the young people to the age-old. In most countries, it’s a tradition to attend a marathon at least one in a person’s life. People all over the world tries to attend a marathon every year. For this, there are so much contest to attend in a marathon. In this situation, most organization of marathon arrange lottery to select the final contestant for the marathon. So, what are you waiting for? Go and drop your name in the lottery to participate in the world’s most mega event, marathon. All the best!