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A marathon is a serious challenge for any runner, pushing you through 26.2 miles of mountain, jungle or urban scenery. It is as much a mental feat as it is a physical one, and you must become master of your pace as well as reading the terrain to ensure you don't burn up too much energy in the early stages. At the finish line, marathon runners are met with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment – some even go on to tackle a 100-mile ultra-marathon.

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what to wear for marathon

To conquer a marathon, you need running clothes that will keep you comfortable through all 26.2 miles. Technical, sweat-wicking running tops are essential, layered over a high-impact sports bra designed to minimise bounce. Recovery-boosting running leggings will also keep you going for longer, and trainers should support your gait to help prevent injury.

what to look for

A high-impact sports bra for maximum support, to reduce bounce while running.


Running trainers suited to your gait and foot type will enhance your training and boost your confidence on race day.


Technical fabrics in running tops and bottoms should have sweat-wicking capabilities and anti-chafe, flatlocked seams.


Run socks with blister resistance to enhance comfort during endurance races.


Compression technology in run garments such as socks, tops and bottoms will reduce muscle fatigue and aid post-runrecovery. Choose compression run leggings for maximum performance.


Functional features like thumbholes on long-sleeved tops will help you face the elements when the temperature drops.


Practical run accessories will add convenience to your race, with run water bottles, media armbands, headbands and bumbags helping to cut out distractions.

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