Five Major Marathon Goals

Five Major Marathon Goals

Goals are always a personal thing. What motivates you might do the complete opposite to another person. Here are five major goals motivating runners. What’s your goal that will fuel you to the finishing line?

To improve one’s fitness.

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It’s inevitable that as many as 85% of the participants are running for some of the country’s numerous registered charities.

Everyone wants to be fit, or at least fitter. There’s no doubt that getting ready for a marathon will increase your fitness levels,  even if you walk the whole distance.

To raise money for charity.

With so many places reserved  for charities by the organisers of the most notable marathons,  it’s inevitable that as many as 85% of the participants are running for some of the country’s numerous registered charities.

To celebrate a significant event.

Whether you’ve turned 40, got married, had children or found a new job, running a marathon is a perfect way  to celebrate – providing you do your training to make it an unforgettable experience.

To be part of a team.

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You can be the fastest runner dressed as a clown, you can ‘run’ the marathon on stilts or you can run the race with a milk bottle on your head or run backwards.

Whether it’s at the championship end of the race or whether you’re just joining your work  colleagues, being part of a team united in completing the marathon challenge is a great motivator.

To break a record.

You don’t have to be a record-breaking superstar to do it, there are lots of running records that can be broken  during a marathon – you just need to think laterally. You can be the fastest runner dressed as a clown, you can ‘run’ the marathon on stilts or you can run the race with a milk bottle on your head or run backwards. All these records are broken more times than the world records themselves.

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Written by Sean Lewis

Sean Lewis has been a keen runner since early years and took part in several 5k, 10k, half-marathons and marathons. He met his wife six years ago during a 10k race and they still like to go for a good run together.

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