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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
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The Gulf Bank 642 Marathon will once again be hosted by Souq Sharq, one of Kuwait’s major shopping centres. The Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is made for every individual who wants to experience a run all while touring through the beautiful landmarks of Kuwait. Gulf Bank 642 Marathon is the … MORE
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    YanisNanashi FIRST-TIMER '16

    Kuwait Marathon was a real surprise. A very beautiful and interesting course and absolutely well organized! Running through a Soukh was a very special experience. The atmosphere in the finishing … MORE

    Kuwait Marathon was a real surprise. A very beautiful and interesting course and absolutely well organized! Running through a Soukh was a very special experience. The atmosphere in the finishing area was fantastic! Great race in the middle east!

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    JoJoRunner FIRST-TIMER '16

    Before I start: I LOVED the race! I was in touch with the organisers due to my position as club official in 100halfmarathonsclub before and had a very warm welcome. … MORE

    Before I start: I LOVED the race!
    I was in touch with the organisers due to my position as club official in 100halfmarathonsclub before and had a very warm welcome.
    4000 runners (5k, 10k, 21k, 42k) started at the same time in the third edition of the race. Start was with no corals which mad the start a bit bumpy, but the main road along the maritima is wide. The race started at 7:30 shortly after dawn and the temperatures in November are ideal for running. Very flat course, plenty of water stops. The course led along some of the major side and included running through a market in the morning before it starts to get too busy and along Kuwait Towers. I finshed with a new PB. The finishers area was at the waterfront, red carpets, plenty of food and drinks and free massages for half and full marathoners.
    Before going to Kuwait you have to consider it is an Islamic country. Women can wear their hair open, but no alcohol, no smoking, no dancing. You need a visa that you can get at the airport (about 10 US dollars) or online (give them like 5 days to process your request)

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    M_Sohaskey Nov 25, 2016 at 8:56pm

    Congrats on the PB, Johannes! Sounds like a great reason to visit Kuwait and learn more about Islamic culture. And how often do race organizers (literally) roll out the red… MORE

    Congrats on the PB, Johannes! Sounds like a great reason to visit Kuwait and learn more about Islamic culture. And how often do race organizers (literally) roll out the red carpet for their runners? Continued success on your racing adventures around the world! LESS

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    JoJoRunner Nov 29, 2016 at 5:12am

    Thanks Mike, running definitely is a great way to discover not only your personal boundaries but also cultures...

    Thanks Mike, running definitely is a great way to discover not only your personal boundaries but also cultures...

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