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Get Fit and Have Fun with Women’s Marathon


A large number of fitness enthusiasts around the world are women. There are numeroust reasons behind this fact. First, women have realized the value of their health nowadays which is why they are striving towards wellness. Second, getting involved in activities like joining a women’s marathon can help them lose weight while training. Thus, women derive many benefits from sports activities which is why they enlist in different programs. A well-known fitness activity for women nowadays are women’s marathon because usually there is a charitable cause behind it. The history of women’s marathon can be traced back to 1984 Summer Olympics where it was first started. An American woman named Joan Benoit was the gold medalist of that historic event. Nowadays, a lot of people participate in women’s marathon for different reasons but they have one thing in common: they all get healthy from running.

At the moment,there are a lot of women’s marathon held in different places of the world. A common thing about women’s marathon is that they are only half marathon which covers only 10 miles. However,the half women’s marathon should be completed in 4 hours or less while fun run for 5k must be done in an hour. In the United States, there are state sponsored women’s marathon held in Arizona, Tennessee, and Florida. The recipient of the women’s marathon is normally a breast cancer foundation which needs extra funds.

Yearly, the Flora women’s marathon held in Dublin, Ireland is a big international event that sponsors a lot of charities. Even well known people attende the event to show support for these active women running for the 10k. After many years, 750,000 women have participated in the Flora women’s marathon that draws a lot of cheerers. It is annuallly held every June 7 which is actually a bank holiday in Ireland.

Likewise, Nike is celebrating its annual women’s marathon in San Francisco where the beneficiary is the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. There are 20,000 women joining the big event. Particicipating in a women’s marathon is perfect time for women to be with their friends since they can enter as a team. This puts a lot of fun on the run as girlfriends encourage one another along the race.


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