If you’re not a runner, it can be hard to wrap your head around the idea of running 26.2 miles. Words like “crazy” might come to mind when you as much as think about it.
But for those who’ve come to love running – whether they just started going ’round the block last month or have been competing in their age groups for years – the marathon distance is the ultimate goal; a bucket list type of thing.
A marathon is long enough to challenge you physically and mentally and to test your endurance, spirit and heart, not to mention your love of and commitment to the sport. Do not fool yourself, in training you will cover many, many hundreds of miles. And so it is: when it comes to long distance running, the marathon has all the glory.
But in recent years, it isn’t the marathon that’s exploding in... keep reading