Wouldn't it be magical to be able to look back and say you've done all these runs. There are a good few there that would be once in a lifetime opportunities and what an amazing way to see a city!!
I personally recommend the two South African races mentioned - Two Oceans and Comrades. Not to be missed!
Think they've missed a trick on this one. It's all very well them saying these are the 20 you should do before you die so you can get in Saint Peter's running club. But there is no information to help you plan it out?
I suggest they send a everyday runner around all these places to report in the logistical situation. I will happily put myself forward due to my charm, diplomatic qualities, Language skills and above all excellent knowledge of both English grammar and spelling.
Let's say a budget of what err??? £50,000 with options for expenses for exceptional circumstances? Would have to take a year off work to do it but I can take one for the team.
Go Scotty! Which ones have you done?
Was one enough Wilkie?
Done one (NY) and planning Two Oceans next year.
Not sure my body is up to the MdS but with my drinking head on I could do Medoc!
Kellyd, Great Wall Marathon in 2006 and New York Marathon last year. Both were absolutely fantastic experiences and I did them as part of an organised package (which wasn't cheap).
I'd be interested to see just how much doing all these would cost. I'm about £3K down already
I'm guessing Antarctica is the most expensive at US$15,750
Oh my, Ultra Hawk, i'll live through you!!
Scotty, i'd love to do the Great Wall, but wasn't that so much tougher than any normal marathon?
A few too many big-city marathons in there for my liking. I'm sure they're great experiences, but is there really enough difference between Chicago, New York, Paris, Berlin etc to make them all 'must-do' races?
My PW is worse than yours Scotty - 6:38 to get round the Marathon du Medoc
There was so much wine to be tasted.....
Kellyd - I've also done a big city mara (London), and yes, one was enough.
Singapore is an interesting city mara. Quite surreal as it started at 6am in the dark in a humid 25C which rose to 34C after 7 when the sun was up. Youch!!
Wlikie, I am strangely drawn to the MduM for some bizarre reason Was that where you discovered the lovely 'Arse'?
I am hoping to improve on my PW next year
You should do it, Scotty - I'm sure you could better your PW too, with a bit of effort! And it is great fun.
Yes, that's where we found the Chateau d'Arse - amongst many, many, others....
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