The World’s Toughest Marathons – Athletico

World's Toughest Marathons
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Hills, Heartbreak, Bleeding blisters and Burning quads. They’re all not that bad when you’re running a marathon. Running 26.2 miles is tough enough. But if you’re looking to take your racing to the next level, we found these marathons that challenge even the most experienced runners in the world.

Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run

  • Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run

Where: Silverton, Colorado

When: July 20-22, 2018



Everest Marathon

  • Everest Marathon

Where: Mount Everest base camp

When: May 29, 2019



The Barkley Marathons

  • The Barkley Marathons

Where: Wartburg, Tennessee

When: Early April

Register: Find your way in


Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

  • Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Where: Chamonix, France

When: August 27-September 2, 2018



Marathon des Sables

  • Marathon des Sables

Where: Sahara Desert, Morocco

When: April 2019



Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

  • Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

Where: Squaw Valley, California

When: June 23-24, 2018



Badwater 135

  • Badwater 135

Where: Death Valley, California

When: July 2018



The Jungle Marathon

  • The Jungle Marathon

Where: Amazon Jungle, Brazil

When: February 14, 2019


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Prateek Mishra
Founder of Athletico and an aspiring runner with a mission to list every running-related race in the India along with international events. He wants to make it easy for visitors to find race information, tips for athletes and connect with other runners through running clubs or running forums.