Back in 2007 Shanghaiist’s Hélène survived the Great Wall Marathon. Following in her footsteps, we decided to give it a try. But we decided that running 21 k (the half marathon) was plenty exercise for us on a Saturday morning.
While Olympic runners train at high altitude to build their endurance, we trained on the streets of Shanghai in high pollution and chased down pickpockets to build our endurance.
Check out some fabulous Great Wall Marathon photos and some runner’s reviews… and we’ll be talking about our experiences in a more full featured way on Friday over at ChinaTravel.net.
If you are interested in participating next year, be sure to register in early March. Go to the official GWM website for details.
Photo by Rebekah Pothaar.