Athens Marathon, Greece
Follow in the footsteps of the inventor of the marathon - but hopefully avoid his fate: Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, ran 26 miles to Athens from the battle in Marathon (490 BC) to announce the victory - and then dies.
FOR THE OBEDIENT
Pyongyang Marathon, North Korea
Open to locals only this year. Leader Kim-Jong-un must be a strong bet for a winner’s medal.