By: Christina Neal
A comprehensive exploration of the world of marathons, covering the most famous city-based races as well as the more exotic and adventurous runs.
Running the 26.2 miles needed to complete a marathon has never been more popular, with hundreds of thousands of competitors taking to the streets each year. The World Marathon Book celebrates those athletes and the races they participate in, detailing their illustrious histories and greatest moments. It explores both the famed city-based marathons like London, Paris, and New York as well as more adventurous races, including the Marathon du Medoc—a must for anyone who prefers a glass of wine rather than a Gatorade while racing—or the extremely demanding Great Wall Marathon in China. With inspiring photography and essential infographic elements, this is the book for everyone who has run a marathon . . . or dreams of doing so.