11 Reasons to Run the Havana Marathon

I've been fortunate to have crossed many finish lines in my running life. Some of them filled me with feelings of pride, some honored the sadness I felt for the losses in life, and for a handful I was just happy to have reached the line and crossed it.  

Every race is an opportunity to better ourselves—to learn, love, evolve and move closer to who we are.  I've never felt more of all of these senses, than when I crossed the line in Havana, Cuba. I traveled with Insight Cuba, a tour company that organized the first legal travel to Cuba for the Marabana, Havana's half and full marathon.  

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The journey into Cuba opened my heart and captured my soul.  A picture is worth a thousand words and here are eleven visions of your next bucket list race...

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*Note: All photos taken by me except photo #7, which was taken by Jeff Bell.

Reason #1 - You'll run back to the future.  You'll literally feel as if you're running in the 1950's as the parade of retro cars pass by.   

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Reason #2 - You'll learn how to do more with less. This 1960-ish vintage treadmill was featured on the tour of the Olympic Sports Medicine Facility.  

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About the Author

Jenny Hadfield

Coach Jenny Hadfield is an Active Expert, co-author of the best-selling Marathoning for Mortals, and the Running for Mortals series. As a columnist for Women's Running Magazine and RunnersWorld.com, Jenny has trained thousands of runners and walkers like you with her training plans and guidance. Known for her "Ask Coach Jenny" brand, she empowers individuals of all experience levels to improve their running performance and train more effectively for their next event by answering their questions. You can follow her on Twitter and at the Ask Coach Jenny Facebook page

Coach Jenny Hadfield is an Active Expert, co-author of the best-selling Marathoning for Mortals, and the Running for Mortals series. As a columnist for Women's Running Magazine and RunnersWorld.com, Jenny has trained thousands of runners and walkers like you with her training plans and guidance. Known for her "Ask Coach Jenny" brand, she empowers individuals of all experience levels to improve their running performance and train more effectively for their next event by answering their questions. You can follow her on Twitter and at the Ask Coach Jenny Facebook page

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