3 Marathons in 3 Days?

We all know the Flora London Marathon is next weekend. And may God bless each and every one of those masochists that take part! The London Marathon is a great fundraiser for charity, a fantastic spectator sport and a unique opportunity to see people shamelessly pissing in the streets.

Actually, scratch that last point… we get that every Friday night in Leicester Square.

Anyway, in tribute to these self-punishing heroics, here’s some marathons that the lesser mortals can run in the comfort of their own homes:

Dustin Hoffman stars in the thriller ‘Marathon Man’, which introduced the 1970’s public to the concept of sinister dentistry. It’s currently on sale from Amazon, so now’s a good chance to watch it.

The timeless Marathon Bar is now rebranded as Snickers. But still freely available. And, with it’s artery-clogging goodness, it’s like the anti-marathon…

Finally, the concept of marathon dancing. Nowadays, 27 hours is easy with your neighborhood superclub, all-night licenses and probably some chemical assistence. But if you can bear drowning yourself in one of the most depressing movies ever made, ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’ (based on the excellent Horace McCoy book of the same name), you’ll see what marathon dancing used to be like… enjoy!

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