Marathons and Other Long Races Worth the Journey

By Molly Fergus - 2013-09-20T16:10:54Z

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Safaricom Marathon

Kenya

This 12-year-old race takes two loops around the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, home to the Big Five, plus cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and a myriad of other wildlife. With any luck, you'll spy the animals during the run—but rest assured, rangers and helicopter patrols monitor the the course to keep everyone safe and sound.

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