Is a full marathon with 23 wine stops also offering specialties such as oysters, steak, and ice-cream a recipe for success – or disaster?

Bordeaux’s Marathon du Médoc; a running event combining “wine, sports, fun and health”, which seems to actively encourage anything that’s normally discouraged in running.

Held every September in France’s Médoc region, this sounds like the most idiotic race known to man. The course is 26.2 miles through scenic vineyards and the participants – in a compulsory fancy dress – are expected to indulge in 23 glasses of the famed vintages en route, while also stuffing themselves with local specialties such as oysters, foie gras, cheese, steak, and ice-cream.

Brilliant! So come to enjoy this wine marathon du Médoc 😉

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