Run For It: Marathons With A View
Whether you are a professional athlete or an amateur running for a cause, there’s nothing like the runner’s high that you experience during and after a marathon. A great view only adds to the high. Here are a few marathons with spellbinding views to look forward to in 2013:
Great Wall Marathon, 18 May - Looking for a challenge? Try running the full marathon up the Great Wall of China. Or even the shorter 7.5km Fun Run.
2013 Comrades Marathon, 2 June - The Comrades Marathon—hosted since 1921 in memory of soldiers who braved the climate of the South African equatorial lands during the war—is a test on the physical endurance of a human being.
Himalyan Marathon, 3 May - If you’re a trekking enthusiast, the Himalayan Marathon might be more up your alley.
Auroville Marathon, 3 February - About 10km from Pondicherry, the Auroville Marathon brings marathoners of various nationalities together every year. Running through the small town and its forests, alternating between dirt trails and tarmac, the entire route covers 13.8km.
Marathon du Medoc, 7 September - The mostly fun-filled marathon has a cut off time of 6 hours and 30 minutes, with an average completion time around five hours.
Venice Marathon, 27 October - The route is flat and easy, covering the backwater city for a runner's average of four hours, making for a different sightseeing experience altogether.
Athens Classic Marathon, 10 November - Head to the Greek city of Athens, to where it all began.
City2Surf, 11 August - Along the way, the atmosphere is encouraging; with live bands, DJs, hoards of hooting and cheering crowds, and cheerleaders. In 2012, the average race time was 1 hour and 15 minutes.
You may also like:
- No live matches are in progress.
- Upcoming matchvs. AUSENG1st TestWed, Jul 08, 2015Cardiff, EnglandThe Ashes, 2015...
- Upcoming matchvs. UAESCOMatch 1Thu, Jul 09, 2015Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandWorld Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
- Upcoming matchvs. NEDAFGMatch 2Thu, Jul 09, 2015Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandWorld Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
Latest Photo Albums
Action images from the Khan shaheb Oshman Ali Stadium, June 10-14, 2015. [Scoreboard] More » Bangladesh vs India, One-off Test in Fatullah
Mumbai Indians completed one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the eight-year history of the Indian Premier league by transforming a terrible start to the tournament - they were at the bottom of the table for the first two weeks - into a title win.
More » Action photos: The Mumbai-Chennai IPL final
Royal Challengers Bangalore set up a clash with Chennai Super Kings for a place in the final as they sent Rajasthan Royals out of the tournament. More » IPL8: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
A timely half-century by opener Lendl Simmons and some quality bowling helped Mumbai Indians secure a place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 final with a 25-run victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in … More » IPL8: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
JP Duminy, the Delhi Daredevils captain, elected to bat at the Wankhede Stadium against Mumbai Indians. Duminy felt the wicket wasn't going to change much, and said it might offer "a little bit of turn" in the latter half. His counterpart, Rohit Sharma, sounded pleased with his team's recent run, … More » IPL 8: Mumbai versus Delhi, the highlights in photos
MUMBAI: Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair displayed superb batting skills to help Rajasthan Royals post a challenging 189/2 against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premer League (IPL) match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday.
More » IPL8: Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs
Opening batsmen Lendl Simmons (71 in 56 balls) and Parthiv Patel (59 in 36 balls) helped Mumbai Indians (MI) register their … More » IPL8: Mumbai Indians thrash Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs
If you thought that the cheerleaders earn a lot during the Indian Premier League games, think again. While the pay may vary from team to team, with franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders paying a bit more than the others, reports say that at an … More » IPL8: Cheerleaders and what they earn in a season
Mandeep Singh worked the magic for Royal Challengers Bangalore who defeated champions Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets with two balls to spare. More » IPL 8: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians won Match 32 by 8 runs against Rajasthan Royals. More » IPL 8: Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals
Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets. More » IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab
Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs. More » IPL8: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad (150 for 6) beat Kings XI Punjab 130 for 9 by 20 runs. More » IPL8: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab
Undeterred by looming clouds and the threat of rain, thousands of frenzied fans watch the IPL every year, even as heavy security, frisking at the entrance twice and restriction on carrying bags, umbrellas and other objects into the stands makes it troublesome. Take a look! More » IPL 8: The fans cheer on