This book is a marvelous guide to 30 of the world's most famous or truly fascinating marathons. Sorted by month, you find the important venues in America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, from classics such as the New York City Marathon to the extraordinary courses like the Run Iceland in Iceland or the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa. This lavishly illustrated volume provides the maps of all routes with their breathtaking views and architectural highlights as well as background information and valuable advice on what to eat and which clothes to wear for the event. In addition, one also fi nds travel tips and sightseeing locations in the area to enjoy once the marathon is over. With its wealth of substantial information and its gorgeous layout, this book is an outstanding gift for passionate runners, marathon fans, and those who aspire to become such.