Marathon Tours & Travel has hosted runners at the famous London Marathon since 1982.
Boston, MA (April 19, 2018) – As an official tour operator for all of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors, Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) has seen a drastic increase of runners vying for the prestigious Six Star Finisher Medal. In order to earn this, runners must officially finish the Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, BMW-BERLIN Marathon, and the Virgin Money London Marathon.
“Marathon Tours & Travel is proud to be hosting runners and their supporters for the 37th year in a row at this weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon,” stated Thom Gilligan, Founder and CEO. “Now one of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors, the London Marathon was first held in 1981 and Marathon Tours & Travel has been supporting the race since 1982. Included in this year’s group of clients are 60 runners hoping to complete their final Abbott World Marathon Major and collect the coveted Six Star Finisher Medal.”
Due to the popularity of gaining entry to these races, many past and new travelers turn to MTT to help achieve their goal and assist with all the logistics surrounding an international race. Once again, MTT will bring a large group of runners and their companions to the historical city of London. In addition to the race, participants will enjoy a full day tour of Stonehenge and Windsor and several social activities that allow them to be amongst their running peers. One past runner describes their experience as, “The Marathon Tours & Travel staff clearly knows the location and the race. I feel comfortable knowing that I am traveling with an organization that knows what they are doing. This trip was as enjoyable as the trips I have taken with Marathon Tours to Tokyo and Berlin.”
This year’s TCS New York City Marathon will kick off Marathon Tours & Travel’s 40th year of helping runners explore the world one stride at a time. We will celebrate a number of milestone events, including the 20th running of the Antarctica Marathon in March 2019.
About Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT)
Founded in 1979, Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) was the first global company to specialize in travel services specifically for runners. Located in Boston, the home of the world’s oldest marathon, MTT is the official North American travel agency for many of the world’s most popular running events including the BAA Boston Marathon, Virgin London Marathon and many others.
In 1995 MTT created the Antarctica Marathon & Half-Marathon, which generated a new genre of adventure runs. The Antarctica events enabled runners to set and reach the once unthinkable goal of finishing a marathon or half-marathon on all seven continents. Pursuantly, the Seven Continents Club was formed to recognize these runners and to offer special VIP services to international globetrotting distance runners. More information can be found on www.marathontours.com.