10 Of The Toughest, Craziest, Most Rewarding Marathons In Africa

Written by Keren Mikva

Marathoners are constantly traveling the globe, looking for the next big challenge. Testing fitness, resolve, and will, marathons and ultra-marathons are the ultimate challenges for athletes. Africa has its fair share of opportunities and more than its fair share of spectacular scenery as a backdrop. Here are 10 of the toughest marathons in Africa — and the craziest.

Sources: Big-Five-Marathon.com, LazyRunner.com, RunFunTravel.com, RiftValleyMarathon.com, Comrades.com, VicFallsMarathon.com, MarathonDesSables.co.uk,