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

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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,