A 4km single track trail behind Rinpung Dzong on the Thunder Dragon Marathon. Photo: Steven Seaton A 4km single track trail behind Rinpung Dzong on the Thunder Dragon Marathon. Photo: Steven Seaton
A 4km single track trail behind Rinpung Dzong on the Thunder Dragon Marathon. Photo: Steven Seaton

Why the Thunder Dragon Marathon in remote Bhutan is more than just a race

  • With just 180 participants, it may not be a big deal on the marathon world’s calendar, but the half road, half trail race is a unique experience
  • Everything is free for local runners, and the race has inspired many to take up the sport

Topic |   Extreme fitness
A 4km single track trail behind Rinpung Dzong on the Thunder Dragon Marathon. Photo: Steven Seaton A 4km single track trail behind Rinpung Dzong on the Thunder Dragon Marathon. Photo: Steven Seaton
A 4km single track trail behind Rinpung Dzong on the Thunder Dragon Marathon. Photo: Steven Seaton
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