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If I ever go for a run, it’s usu­ally so I can en­joy an ex­tra glass of wine with a chunk of brie guilt-free, so I was ex­cited to dis­cover Marathon du Mé­doc, a boozy, food-filled race through the vine­yards of the Mé­doc in Gironde. The 26.2-mile race takes place on 9 Septem­ber, and the run­ners (usu­ally at­tired in fancy dress) do not re­plen­ish with wa­ter or pro­tein bars. In­stead, they stop at drink and food stands where they re­fuel on oys­ters, foie gras, steak and ice cream and around 23 glasses of wine. Af­ter the marathon, there is an af­ter-party with fire­works and live mu­sic and the day af­ter, there is a re­cov­ery walk, if you think you can han­dle more. marathon­dume­doc.com

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