Monday, September 15, 2014

The 8 Richest Amateur Endurance Races on the Planet

Written By Kensington Tours Explorer-in-Residence Simon Donato
The majority of us will never end up on an Olympic podium or win the Boston marathon, however, this doesn't stop people from wanting to compete, and participation in endurance sports has blown up globally in the last 20 years. Amateur athletes compete for the joy of the experience, the sense of accomplishment, and the rush of adrenaline and excitement that comes with race day. There are many, hidden within the amateur ranks though, who do train like the pros, and on a perfect day, just might have a shot at the podium in some major amateur events. For those athletes who are not pro, but wouldn't turn down a green backs for racing well, here are eight of the richest endurance races that can still be won by a non-card carrying pro athlete! read more...

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