The New York City Marathon and The Com­rades Ul­tra Marathon

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In­trigued by dif­fer­ent cul­tures and cuisines, Sushant Kark­era, 43, a busi­ness­man, de­cided to run a 42km marathon in New York, in 2014. “Run­ning a marathon here is an ex­pe­ri­ence like no other. You end up run­ning along the en­tire city,” says Kark­era. He passed tourist at­trac­tions like The Cen­tral Park, Brook­lyn Bridge, Queens­bridge, and Man­hat­tan. "There's no bet­ter way to dis­cover a city," he says. In 2015, Kark­era also ran the Com­rades Ul­tra Marathon, an 89km run be­tween the ci­ties of Dur­ban and Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, South Africa. “This is prob­a­bly the tough­est marathon, be­cause you need to reach the des­ig­nated points within a stip­u­lated pe­riod of time, oth­er­wise you’re asked to stop. The green pas­tures and the scenic land­scape keep you from get­ting tired,” he says. On com­ple­tion of the marathon, Kark­era toured the Ta­ble Moun­tain, The Cape Of Good Hope, and vis­ited a few mu­se­ums in

South Africa.

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