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There’s a Marathon In France Where The Runners Drink Wine During The Race

Some people set high goals in life and one of those in running a full 26.2 mile marathon. But for the rest of the people – we might just like to have a glass of wine. But what if you like both – marathons and a little boozing?

Then the Marathon du Medoc might be for you.

There's a Marathon In France Where The Runners Drink Wine During The Race
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The wine-drinking marathon is held in Bordeaux, France and it goes through a variety of different vineyards, castles and estates.

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But they do also offer water stations along the way so that runners don’t get TOO dehydrated.

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But why have water, when you have the option of drinking a nice glass of wine instead?

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During the marathon, there will be a number of drinking stations that you can stop at to take advanced of wine-tasting and even cheese sampling.

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In addition to stopping for wine, you can also try some of the local oysters, grapes and ice cream.

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People can also dress up for the event with a winner being picked out at the end for best costume.

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Founded in 1985, the race takes its name from the Medoc wine-growing region, north of Bordeaux on France’s Atlantic coast.

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The fastest time recorded at the 2018 edition of the race was just under two hours and 26 minutes, set by French athlete Denis Mayaud.

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There's a Marathon In France Where The Runners Drink Wine During The Race
Marathon du Medoc
There's a Marathon In France Where The Runners Drink Wine During The Race
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There's a Marathon In France Where The Runners Drink Wine During The Race
Marathon du Medoc
There's a Marathon In France Where The Runners Drink Wine During The Race
Marathon du Medoc
There's a Marathon In France Where The Runners Drink Wine During The Race
Marathon du Medoc

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Participants are given six and a half hours to complete the marathon so you should have plenty of time to get down several glasses of wine before finishing.

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