Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.
OSt. George Marathon
When: October 5，2017
Where: St. George, Utah
Marathon begins in the grand Pine Valley mountains and descends（下降）nearly
2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park. The all-the
way downhill and cool weather make for some fast race times. Runners are also treated
to breath-taking scenery on the course and a unique finisher-s medal.
●Bank of America Chicago Marathon
When: October 8．2017
Where: Chicago, Illinois
The Marathon is a flat, fast marathon, so it’s a great one to do if you've never run
a marathon or you're trying to run your fastest time ever. Additionally, the course
offers a scenic tour of the Windy City as it passes through numerous(许多的)diverse
neighborhoods and dozens of local and historic landmarks.
●Mount Desert Island Marathon
When: October 15, 2017
Where: Bar Harbor, Maine
With its breath-taking, fantastic scenic course, the Marathon has been called the
“Big Sur Marathon of the East". Race organizers also call it "America-s Best Little
Road Race". Indeed, race participants agree that the race-s natural beauty and small
town feel is worth the numerous hills you climb and descend.
When: October 21，2017
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you're looking for a big city marathon experience, but don-t want to deal with
too many participants, the Marathon may be a good choice for you. The race starts at 8:
30 am on Saturday and its course treats you to historic landmarks like the Liberty Bell,
as well as the natural beauty of scenic sections along the Schuylkill River.
1. What is special about St. George Marathon?
A. It is held on a weekend.
B. It offers finishers a medal.
C. It belongs to a fast marathon.
D. It shows participants landmarks.
2. Which marathon is probably the most appealing to first-time marathoners?
A. Bank of America Chicago Marathon.