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On January 23, 2006, Boston, Virgin London, BMW Berlin, Bank of America Chicago and ING New York City marathons collectively launched the World Marathon Majors – a new series offering a $1 million prize purse to be split equally between the top male and female marathoners in the world.
I have made dozens of marathons in Google Earth in my other Marathon.GE blog. To collect this top 5 marathons in a new web page is one of my goals. By now, I have a more mature skill to make it. I made 5 dynamic marathon tours, with moving route, as well as a moving runner icon. When the runner run to the per kilometer mileage, at this same time the mileage marker icon will zoom display, and photo will be displayed on the screen. These photos is taken from the Google street view or a Google Search, or Panoramio photos.
Talking about this runner icon, I have to make a special description. He, Backman Tony, is the number 1 crazy retro runner in our Globe villege. I clipped this icon from the photo that photographed in 2006 NewYork marathon. This icon is most suitable as the test runner in the marathon tour. Backman Tony have run more than 225 marathons by retro-running, include some untra marathons such as Deutschlandlauf 2007 in 17 days for 1205 km, 24 hours non-stop ultra marathon in Atens Greek, Osaka 100km, Jeju 100km, and other 5 challenge for 100km in Taiwan. He is the only person invited by Taipei 101 building in six years for 101 floors run-up challenge. Especially when he run marathons abroad, he always holds a very heavy Taiwan Nation flag. So he usually says his arms was always tired than his legs.
You can find more details in this post on his blog page.
Google Earth tours of the World Marathon Majors