Posted by Mark Iocchelli
Filed Under: Marathons
For many people — especially long time runners — the history of the Boston Marathon is irresistable. For others, it’s the Big Apple-y-ness of the New York Marathon that’s compelling. For me, what we have in North America is fine and dandy but there’s so much more to consider.
Take Rome for example!
I’m of Italian heritage so the pull to the Rome Marathon should be pretty obvious.
What about you? If someone could give you a ticket to run a marathon anywhere, where would you want to go?
Boston, New York, Rome, London, Athens Greece (the original marathon route!), Paris? Or would it be another exotic location.
[photo via Rome Marathon website]
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