The world’s most spectacular marathons

Some never bore of the London Marathon – indeed there are 15 people who have run every single one ever held – but for the slightly less obsessive, a bit of variety is preferable. So here’s a quick look at some other options, from the extreme to the wacky.

The Big Five Marathon in South Africa

North Pole Marathon – the world’s coolest marathon

The North Pole Marathon bills itself as “the world’s coolest marathon”, and not many people would argue. This race isn’t even run on land; it’s run on frozen water. The same travel company also offer trips to Antarctica if you fancy running on both the top and bottom of the world…

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