The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course and Haskell’s home race too. The race starts and finishes at the marina so running across the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, through the Presidio and into Golden Gate Park is a great highlight for first-timers, we’re told. Also, if you do this one well, you could automatically qualify for the popular Boston Marathon.
Whether you’re on a runner’s high or just want to give the 2014 Beijing marathon a go to support a cause and donate to charity, Haskell says this one is a favourite as he clocked his personal best here. The race
follows an undulating, urban route starting at the infamous Tiananmen Square, past the Forbidden City and the Olympic Village before ending at the Bird’s Nest stadium — the national stadium.
The ardent runner puts this one on the list primarily because it is considered the world’s largest marathon apart from being the first one he ever ran. The 44-year-old race is set to take place on November 2 and will bring together various cultures and people from across the globe and you run through the five boroughs of New York City: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. A tourist event, we say!