Smashrun is a web-based analytical platform for runners. It makes sense of running data gathered by such devices as Nike+ and Garmin and uncovers interesting correlations between training habits and performance over time. And it's fun! Smashrun uses badges to serve as milestones for running achievements and ranks users against their peers - in real time.
Runners are some of the most resolute athletes you’ll ever meet. They’ll not only cover a given race distance, but can also pull it off with a whole lot of personality - even if it means carrying a replica of a giant monument over 42 kilometers. Like Michel Bach who finished the 2009 ING NYC Marathon carrying a soaring plastic replica of the Eiffel Tower on his back or Jesus Christ who, apparently, ran the Tokyo Marathon three times while carrying the cross.
Whoever said that runners were a serious bunch, have yet to experience some of the world’s best marathons. Luckily, if you’re in search for your next big race, we’ve got your list of top 10 destination runs.
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