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Definition of a Marathon
- A long-distance running race, strictly one of 26 miles, 885 yards (43.195km)
- A long-lasting or difficult task or activity
Everyone who runs a marathon does it for their own reasons - a personal goal, to shed the Christmas weight, to raise money or maybe to prove someone wrong. Training takes over your life for the months before with gruelling long runs, constant sore joints and the mental challenge of just what you are undertaking. There is something overwhelming yet extremely empowering about embarking on a 3-hour run, in all weathers, whether it be in the dry, humid Democratic Republic of Congo or rainy Brighton.
Myself and Angèle Nzalamingi most likely have very little in common with the exception of three things: we are both female, both in our 20s and this April we both hope to complete a marathon for the first time. However, Angèle’s story is much more inspiring than my own, and highlights one of the extraordinary reasons people run marathons.