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Athletics Weekly - - Marathon Guide 2018 - Euan Crum­ley, Edi­to­rial Di­rec­tor

DE­CI­SIONS, de­ci­sions. When it comes to choice, marathon run­ners re­ally have never had it so good.

Such has been the ex­plo­sion in mass par­tic­i­pa­tion run­ning that it can now feel at times like there is barely a cor­ner of the planet which doesn’t have its own

26.2-mile event.

Whether you are plan­ning your first marathon or you’re an ex­pe­ri­enced cam­paigner clock­ing up yet more miles, the choice of the race for which you are plan­ning to part with your hard-earned en­try fee can quite rightly take a lot of time and con­sid­er­a­tion.

Op­tions abound and, as the win­ter be­gins to draw in and thoughts turn to­wards tar­gets for 2018, we at Athletics

Weekly have been busy putting to­gether this 32-page marathon guide which is packed with run­ning pos­si­bil­i­ties.

From sunny Cyprus to the heart of Scot­land, there is in­for­ma­tion on a wide range of marathons for you to con­sider, whether they be tak­ing place in spring, sum­mer, au­tumn or in­deed the depths of win­ter next year. We also have some ex­pert ad­vice to help you through the chal­lenges pre­sented by run­ning a dis­tance which con­tin­ues to cap­ture the imag­i­na­tion.

You may wish to stay lo­cal or you may in­stead be look­ing to travel con­sid­er­ably fur­ther afield so you can put a pin in a new part of your own per­sonal run­ning map.

What­ever event you de­cide to do, en­joy the jour­ney that only run­ning a marathon can pro­vide.

Cover im­age: run­ners take part in the Lon­don Marathon (Mark Shear­man)

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