Rec­om­mended marathons

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The Com­rades Ul­tra Marathon This may be one of the most scenic marathons in the world. There are five cut-off points, and if a marathoner doesn’t reach within the stip­u­lated time, he or she will be dis­qual­i­fied.

WHEN: May 29, 2016

The New York City Marathon

The route cov­ers all the five bor­oughs — Man­hat­tan, Brook­lyn, Queens, The Bronx and

Staten Is­land. Due to the in­clines and de­clines, it is re­garded as one of the tough­est marathons.

WHEN: Novem­ber 1, 2015

The Tarawera Ul­tra­Ma­rathon

This trail run is more for ad­ven­ture lovers, since the route in­volves run­ning through for­est roads, farm­lands, and na­tive forests. One can choose to run 60, 85 and 100km.

WHEN: Fe­bru­ary 6, 2016


The Sin­ga­pore Marathon This marathon is con­sid­ered to be a lot like the Mum­bai Marathon, since the weather is very hu­mid.

WHEN: De­cem­ber 6, 2015

The Lon­don Marathon

The marathon's route is pretty flat, but the weather is un­pre­dictable. It’s also not easy

to se­cure a spot, since it is done through the bal­lot sys­tem.

WHEN: April 24, 2016

The Bos­ton Marathon

Gain­ing en­try into this marathon is very dif­fi­cult. Also, you can par­tic­i­pate in this only if you have com­pleted a 42km run within a cer­tain stip­u­lated time.

WHEN: April 18, 2016


The Chicago Marathon The course be­gins at Grant Park and runs into Streeterville, Lakeview East, and the Lin­coln Park. It is con­sid­ered an easy marathon be­cause of its flat course.

WHEN: To be an­nounced

The Ber­lin Marathon This marathon is con­sid­ered the fastest and flat­test marathon in the world. There are a lot of beau­ti­ful sights to take in as one runs past the his­tor­i­cally rich build­ings and mu­se­ums.

WHEN: Septem­ber 25, 2016

The Tokyo Marathon

One doesn’t tend to burn out while run­ning The Tokyo Marathon, since it is gen­er­ally sup­ported by good weather.

WHEN: Fe­bru­ary 28, 2016

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