Marathons to Tackle in 2016

From the time the ancient Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks' victory over Persia in the Battle of Marathon, humans have been compelled to push the limits of endurance.

The marathon truly is different from any other running race. It unites people, and it changes lives. Perhaps that's because people recognize the truth in what running philosopher Dr. George Sheehan once said: "The marathon is an adventure into the limits of the self, a theater for heroism, where the runner can do deeds of daring and greatness." And it gives you really nice legs.

Change your life in 2016 and try one—or all—of these 11 marathons.

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