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Best Half Marathons
Half-marathon is certainly one of the easiest sports to get into. However, the length of the run still requires bodies that are physically fit to endure the distance.
Half marathon events are growing with popularity. Being a running event that happens on roads, half marathon runs for about 13.1 miles or 21,097.5 meters. The name itself was simply because it is indeed half the distance of the usual marathon.
The biggest half marathon in history with 79,719 finishers was Broloppet which is between Copenhagen-Malmö upon the inauguration of Öresund Bridge.
On the other hand, record holders in this said event is Zersenay Tadese from Eritrea finishing the race with a record of 58:23 at Lisbon, Portugal. On the women category, Lornah Kiplagat from Netherlands set a record at 1:06:25 in Udine, Italy.
Listed here are the best half marathons in the United States of America. Those that are shortlisted are the most popular and do have the most number of finishers.
The first five are the Walt Disney World Half-Marathon (Orlando, FL), 3M Half-Marathon (Austin, TX), 500 Festival Mini Marathon (Indianapolis, IN), America's Finest City Half Marathon (San Diego, CA), and Colonial Half Marathon.
Walt Disney World Half-Marathon is an annual running event with trail that usually starts at the Magic Kingdom Park and ends at Epcot within the Disney Land territory. This event is full of Disney fun and magic and runners will surely enjoy the memorable race.
3M Half-Marathon is one of the perennial favorites participated mostly by Austin runners. It is the third largest distance road running event of the city’s capital. A participant can either run as an individual or as a two-person relay team.
The 500 Festival Mini Marathon happens in the downtown streets of Indianapolis. It is not a one-day event like the other half marathons. This event was usually held in different months to different places in Indianapolis with varying running distances.
America's Finest City Half Marathon takes place during August. For the year 2010, the run will kick off from Cabrillo National Monument and will end at Balboa Park San Diego, California. The route is mostly passing the city state’s scenic and historic places.
Other the best half marathons are the Home Depot San Francisco Half Marathon and 5k, Naples Daily News Half Marathon, Colonial Half Marathon in Moab, Utah, Caesar Rodney Half-Marathon in Wilmington, New Bedford Half Marathon in Darmaouth, Race to Robie Creek in Boise and the Kentucky Derby Festival held in Louisville.
These are some of the best half marathons in USA. They are all annually conducted. Some having a fix race route while other varies in location.
he benefit from half-marathon is that the distance is not that challenging unlike a full marathon. Hence there is no rigid training necessary to be able to participate and finish the race.