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Everything You Need to Know to Select Your First Marathon

Apr 30 2014 - 1:06pm

The following post was written by Amanda Brooks [1], who blogs at Run to the Finish [2] and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness [3].

Feeling inspired by last week's Boston Marathon? Motivated by the upcoming swimsuit season to run just a little bit farther?

If the marathon bug has finally nipped at your heels, spurring you to action, here are four tips to help select your first marathon and ensure it's a memorable experience.


Location: Should you race near home or select a destination race?

Support: What kind of support will improve your experience?

Course: Which course will give you the best results?

Timeline: How to know when you are ready to run a marathon?

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