10 Marathons You Have to Run

Ready to run your way to glory? Lace up and start training for one of these 10 incredible marathons from around the world:

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Mount Kilimanjaro Marathon, Moshi, Tanzania

Possibly the most unique marathon for the fact that it does not invite professional runners – only amateurs run every year in this famous event. There aren’t enough paved roads in this town, so the runners have to use the same 10.5km road and run the loop four times. When you’re done the run, if you have any steam left, get yourself started on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands nearby at 19,340 feet tall.

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Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu, Peru

Boasting the title of the hardest marathon in the world, the Inca Trail Marathon may also be the most beautiful. While you’re sweating, huffing and swearing to never smoke again, you’ll be distracted from your pain by stunning mountain views and beautiful jungle ruins. Get in shape while enjoying a little history, why don’t ya.

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Red Rock Canyon Marathon, USA

If you prefer to run in nature without the big crowds, then this is the marathon for you. The remoteness of the Red Rock Canyon Marathon limits participation so you can enjoy some peaceful zen vibes and solitude while running through the beautiful red rock of this canyon. Don’t forget to bring some cash for Vegas, which is just a stone’s throw away.