Marathon – 42km the distanace of a marathon. 2016/9/1 According to legend, a Greek soldier ran from the Marathon battle site all the way to Athens to announce the victory. The official length of the race was established following the London Olympic Games in 1908.
Loch Ness – 100km tour of Loch Ness. 2016/9/10 Loch Ness is a freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands and is know for its “Nessie” monster. Originating in the seventh century, this legend became popular in 1933 through the famous photo made by Hugh Gray.
Bahamas – 170km crossing the Bahamas. 2016/9/13 Christopher Columbus first set foot in the New World on October 12, 1492, on the island of San Salvador, located in the Bahamas. He encountered Arawaks there and exchanged presents with them.
Suez Canal – 200km the length of the Suez Canal. 2016/9/14 Through three natural lakes, the Suez Canal links the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Inaugurated in 1869 after ten years of work, it allows ships to go from Europe to Asia without having to go around Africa.
O’ahu Island – 330km the length of the coastline of O’ahu. 2016/9/21 O’ahu is the most populous of the islands making up the state of Hawaii and is home to Honolulu, the capital. Hawaii is the newest of the fifty U.S. states, having joined the union in 1959.
Galapagos – 410km equivalent to a walk around the largest island of the Galapagos 2016/9/27 The Galápagos Islands, also called Archipel de Colón, are an equatorial archipelago located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 965 km from the coast of South America.
Lake Titicaca – 510km equivalent to a walk around the World’s highest navigable lake. 2016/10/2 Lake Titicaca is considered to be the highest navigable lake in the world. Located in the Andes Mountains on the border between Bolivia and Peru, it is also the largest lake in South America in water volume and length.
Jamaica – 620km equivalent to a walk around this Caribbean island. 2016/10/9 Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea which became independent from the United Kingdom in 1962. The name of the country comes from the word Xamayca, meaning “land of wood and water.”
Lake Baikal – 720km 2016/10/16 Lake Baikal is the world’s largest reserve of liquid freshwater (approximately 23,500 km3). Located in southern Siberia in the east of Russia, it is sometimes called the “Pearl of Siberia”.
Costa Rica- 800km This distance is equivalent to the length of its Pacific coast. 2016/10/16 Costa Rica is a republic in Central America. Most of its territory is located on the Central American isthmus, which is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Sicily – 900km This distance is equivalent to a walk around the Medtiterranean sea’s largest island. 2016/10/26 Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean. Its capital is the city of Palermo. The Sicilian flag features the three-legged Gorgon, representing the three points of the island.
Java Island – 1,000km This distance is equivalent to the length of this island, the most populated in the World. 2016/11/1 Java is the world’s most populous island and is home to nearly 50% of the population of Indonesia. Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is located on the northwest coast of Java.
Saint Lawrence – 1,100km This distance is equivalent to the length of this natural boundary. 2016/11/8 The St. Laurent River connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It crosses Ontario, then Quebec, and constitutes the international border between the United States and Canada in the Ontario part.
Great Britain – 1,200km This distance is equivalent to the North-South crossing of the island. 2016/11/13 Great Britain is an island on the northwest coast of continental Europe. It represents the majority of the territory in the United Kingdom.
Cuba – 1,300km This distance is equivalent to the length of the largest island in the Caribbean. 2016/11/21 Cuba is the largest island in the Antilles. The island of Cuba has a very elongated shape which recalls that of a caiman.
Lake Victoria – 1,400km This distance is equivalent to a walk around this lake, the largest in Africa. 2016/11/27 Lake Victoria or Nyanza is the largest lake in Africa. Located in eastern Africa at the heart of a densely populated area, it is surrounded by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It is the source of the White Nile, the longest tributary of the Nile.
Lake Malawi – 1,500km This distance is equivalent to a walk around Lake Malawi in East Africa. 2016/12/3 Lake Malawi is a lake in eastern Africa and was formerly called Lake Nyasa. It is the southernmost lake in the Rift Valley. One of the characteristics of Lake Malawi is the exceptional wealth of its aquatic fauna.
Honshu island – 1,600km This distance is equivalent to the length of this island, the largest of Japan. 2016/12/10 Honshū, literally “main province,” is the largest island in Japan and is the site of Tokyo, the Japanese capital.
Lake Superior – 1,700km This distance is equivalent to a walk around America’s largest lake. 2016/12/17 Lake Superior is the largest of the North American Great Lakes and is the world’s largest freshwater lake in surface area. It is located on the border between the United States and Canada.
Gulf of Thailand – 1,800km This distance is equivalent to a walk around this gulf in Southeast Asia. 2016/12/22 The Gulf of Thailand, also known as the Gulf of Siam, is an Asian gulf adjacent to the South China Sea. Covering 320,000 km2, the Gulf is relatively shallow, with an average depth of 45 m and a maximum depth of 80 m.
New Zealand – 1,900km This distance is equivalent to the crossing of this country in Oceania. 2016/12/29 New Zealand is a country of Oceania in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It has an exceptionally rich endemic flora and fauna, ranging from giant kauris to weta insects, by way of kapongas and kiwis.
Madagascar – 2,000km This distance is equivalent to the North-South crossing of this island. 2017/1/1 Madagascar is a country in southern Africa located on the west side of the Indian Ocean and separated from the African continent by the 415-kilometer-long Mozambique Canal. Madagascar is often called the “Island Continent” or the “Red Island.”
Irrawaddy River – 2,200km This distance equals the length of this river in Burma. 2017/1/10 The Irrawaddy River originates from the confluence of the Mali and N´mai rivers. It its Burma’s largest river and flows from north to south of the country before emptying into the Indian Ocean.
Colorado River – 2,300km This distance equals the length of this river in North America. 2017/1/18 This river takes its source from the Rocky Mountains. It crosses seven US States and part of Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California.
River Ganges – 2,500km This distance equals the length of this river in India. 2017/1/28 The Ganges is the most sacred of India’s seven sacred rivers. It rises in the Himalayas and flows through India into Bangladesh, before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.
Zambezi River – 2,600km This distance equals the length of this river in Africa. 2017/1/31 The Zambezi is one of Africa’s longest rivers. It flows through the east of Angola and through Mozambique, passing by the famous Victoria Falls and finally emptying into the Indian Ocean.
The Danube – 2,800km This distance equals the length of this river in Europe. 2017/2/20 The Danube is the second longest river in Europe after the Volga (which flows through Russia). It empties into the Black Sea in Ukraine and Romania.
Australia’s East Coast – 3,000km This distance equals the length of this coast. 2017/3/3 Australia’s East Coast is a classic among hikers. It extends from Canberra in the south to Cairns in the north.
Caspian Sea – 3,500km This distance equals the length around this sea. 2017/4/18 The Caspian sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water. It’s surface area is larger than Germany. Its size and salinity levels mean it is often called a sea, although it is officially a lake.
Route 66 – 4,000km This distance equals the distance of this famous American highway. 2017/5/14 Route 66 crosses three time zones and eight states. It was the first asphalt-covered transcontinental highway of the United States. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, farmers took Route 66 to travel to California in search of work.