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Long-distance running takes it easy for a change

The popular coastal resort of Negril, Jamaica becomes a little more energetic than usual with the arrival of the Reggae Marathon on December 6th.

One of the lesser known, but probably most beautiful long-distance running courses in the world, this event sees competitors race either the half or full marathon distance alongside some of the most picturesque scenery the island nation has to offer.

Of course, this being Jamaica the soulful sounds of reggae music are never too far away, with runners just as likely to find themselves motivated by the laid-back grooves of Bob Marley and The Wailers than encouraging shouts of support from the crowd.

Another major difference between this race and its fellow events in London, New York or Berlin is the pre-drawn parade of drum-wielding Rastafarians who chant traditional blessings to encourage those competing later in the day.

But much more than just a race, the event really becomes a festival with a Marathon Expo showcasing local artisan products held over the race weekend and all kinds of traditional food and drink on offer to keep spectators entertained before and after the event.

Jamaica attracts more then one million visitors each year, who come to enjoy the beautiful coastlines, lush rainforests and local culture – making tourism the number one industry on the island.

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