Canadian Running

What Makes a Marathoner?

- By Andrew McKay

For some first-time marathoner­s, the experience is rewarding enough that they fully embrace the distance. But for most, the process of becoming a marathoner is gradual, and it may be years before they get the urge to try again. One thing is true for everyone: each marathon teaches new lessons, and the happiest marathoner­s are the most committed students.

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