Distance running in Africa
February 7, 2014 3:44 AM Subscribe
I want to run my first marathon. I live in Africa. Where on this content can I find a marathon well-suited to a decent novice runner?
posted by eugenen to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Most important criterion is that the marathon not be too grueling (e.g., the Big Five marathon looks amazing but appears to be far beyond my skill level) and that it be a good experience for a non-elite runner.
Nice-to-haves: beautiful scenery and practicable travel from where I currently live (Lagos, Nigeria).
Not hugely important: entrance fee (within reason) and time of year.
I have googled around but it is a bit hard to sift through the various options without much experience with the running community.