Alongside swimming with dolphins and skydiving, running a marathon is increasingly becoming a life goal for many, with one in every thousand people now expected to undertake the challenge in their lifetimes. With 42.195 km (26.2 miles) of open road to traverse, marathons can be a great way of seeing a city as never before and will take runners past some of the locale’s most spectacular sights.
In a new infographic created by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, five of the world’s largest running races including London, New York City, Paris, Chicago and Boston Marathons are featured and compared.
The handy infographic outlines a map of the route itself and highlights specific milestones along the road. It also looks into the history behind the marathon, random facts and helpful insider tips from running experts who have completed the marathon. It also provides a number of practical facts including minimum and maximum temperature as well as information of when the event takes place.