• British 10k London Run London Eye is just one of many iconic highlights along the route of this amazing run. Piccadilly, Hyde Park, St James' Palace, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge - and all roads traffic-free.

  • Zermatt Marathon Starting in the lowest-lying mountain valley in Switzerland, and ending at 2585m on the highest-altitude finish line in Europe, this is the supreme alpine racing challenge.

  • Blenheim Palace Triathlon Here's an event with a gorgeous view at every turn, a lake that begs to be swum in, a cycle circuit with plenty of interest, a running course that you'll want to walk around later and a superb castle in the background.

  • Ottawa Marathon Registrations rose and race records tumbled as Canada's biggest running event celebrated its 40th birthday. The 2-day running festival involved 47,500 participants, 2500 volunteers - and raised more than $625,000 for charities.

  • Great Wall Marathon - 5,164 steps into history. It's one of the world's toughest events. The muscle pain goes but the memories last forever. That is why it is possible to smile in some of this race's hardest parts - on China's Great Wall.

  • Prague Marathon Marking its 20th anniversary in style, a capacity field of more than 10,000 runners poured over historic Charles Bridge to complete one of Europe's prettiest marathons. Prague is a fairytale city and this course covers it brilliantly.

  • Etape Loch Ness With breath-taking Highland scenery, on-course pipers and the chance of seeing a monster - what's not to love about a cycle race around Loch Ness? Entries sold out in this first-time event that circled the loch from Inverness.

  • Rotorua Marathon 50 years ago some of these people ran the first marathon around Lake Rotorua. After releasing golden anniversary balloons, five of them - all now in their 70s - ran the race again. The oldest Rotorua finisher this year was 91.

  • Freiburg Marathon The promotion said Run & Rock in Freiburg - so some dressed for the occasion and enjoyed their race all the way. Bands played along the route and thousands enjoyed their run in perfect spring weather.

  • Rotterdam Marathon Waiting for the winner. Photographers line up to catch Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge crossing the finish in 2:05:00. Runners from 76 countries took part. "There's nothing more beautiful than the finish," said one.


PACE magazine

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