Tiberias: Lowest Marathon In The World

Posted: January 12, 2008 in marathon

Tiberias marathon in Israel is the lowest marathon in the world. The marathon course in some stretches descends to 200 metres below sea level. See map 

High altitude and and sea level have one thing in common, both lack sufficient oxygen.

This fact confirms why a Kenyan runner, Leornard Mucheru Won last weeks Tiberias Marathon in a time of 2 hours 10 minutes and 30 seconds.

While Mucheru trains in Kenya at High altitude where there isnt much oxygen in the atmosphere, at Tiberias Marathon the vapour in the atmosphere ensured lack of sufficient oxygen. It was busines as usual for the Kenyan plus the next four finishers, who unsurprisingly were Kenyan runners.

The course of Tiberias Marathon follows the shore line of the Sea of Galilee.

From the look things , this is not your average marathon its different, one, the unusual weather, second, the scroll bar on the official Tiberias marathon website is on the right side. Is it a Hebrew thing?

                                         

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