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The Victoria Falls Marathon makes a justifiable claim to being one of the most scenic and extraordinary running events in Africa. A World Heritage Site and commonly accepted as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, Victoria Falls produces the world's largest sheet of falling water, and is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls.

The Victoria Falls marathon offers full and half marathons and a 7.5km fun run. It is relatively flat and fast and is well marshaled, with regular cooling down sections and water stations. The route takes in the Victoria Falls Bridge, the Upper Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls National Park.

You can find out much more about the Victoria Falls Marathon by following the link below. But before you do, we want you to consider making the most of your visit to Zimbabwe and enjoy the many other attractions we can make available to you. Pre- or post-marathon, the options are considerable. And through our parent company Tailormade Africa, we can offer you exceptional, individually designed itineraries. Here are just a few examples.

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Since we had our coach, Nick talk about how important it is to have your shoes tried and tested before a race. You might be thinking if the shoes you have are correct. πŸ€”

Our Physio, Gemma Oates, has the perfect blog to help you find out - How To Choose The Correct Running Shoes. πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

She shares 5 helpful tips on how to find out:
1.  Know what you want from your running shoes
2.  Get to know your foot type
3.  Get to know the variety of running shoes
4.  Get your running shoes correctly fitted
5.  Consider having a variety of running shoes

Read the full blog here: https://therunnerphysio.com/f/how-to-choose-the-correct-running-shoes

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3 crucial things you need to be on top of one month out from your marathon. πŸ™Œ

1. Training: πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
For a race like Comrades Marathon, it’s really important to ensure you line up as fresh as possible. Cutting down from 3 weeks out, followed by a 2-week taper is highly recommend. Remember, no more fitness can be gained in the 2 – 3 weeks prior to race day, you could only jeopardise your race if you push too hard during this phase.
 
2. Nutrition: 🍎
It’s crucial to test out and replicate your exact race day nutrition in the build up to Comrades. I recommend testing it on your longest run. If it works, don’t change it!
 
3. Kit and Gear: πŸ‘Ÿ
You must test your exact race day kit prior to Comrades. Remember don’t be shy to use Vaseline.
 
Know your race day shoes. It’s never a good idea to wear new shoes on race day. If you know what shoes you’re running in, I often tend to do a few runs in them to wear them in. Once they feel ready, I put them aside and save them for race day. This could be anything from running 50kms – 200kms in them.
 
- Nick Bester @justalilbester

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It's official, 1 month to go! 🀩 How excited are you? πŸŽ‰

Are you ready to run your heart out in one of the most beautiful cities on earth? We simply cannot wait!  Comrades here we come!πŸ˜ƒ

Visit our website to find out more about the spectacular race - https://www.africamarathons.com/run/comrades-marathon/

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Five Countries, Six Marathons

The founders and directors of Africa Marathons have over 35 years of combined experience in the Africa travel industry. We promote and offer packages to running events in 5 African countries at present.

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