13.1 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon

There is an undeniable aura and mystique to the marathon. Legend has it that 26.2 miles killed the first man (Phidippides) who covered the distance.

While death has not been the result for many who have trained for and completed the marathon, there's little question the time and commitment required for marathon training is daunting.

If you're a relatively new runner, you may want to consider the half marathon first. Here are 13.1 reasons why this distance might be right for you to tackle before going after the marathon.

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