Whether trying to raise money for charity, find motivation to get fit or simply win a bet with their friends, thousands of people lace up their trainers and take parts in a marathon every year.
They are all 26 miles long, but each marathon is totally unique. Which has the most runners? Which raises the most money? Which one has the highest chance of rain?
We’ve broken down 22 of the world’s most popular marathons to find you the information you should probably know before you commit to running one.
Want to know the elevation gain of the Boston marathon course, or if you get any freebies for taking part in the Mumbai marathon? Find out over at 22 of the World’s Most Popular Marathons.