A true long-distance event, the Feilding Marathon is one of the longest consecutively running events in the world and is showing no signs of slowing tomorrow.
In its 58th year, the event is the longest consecutively running marathon in New Zealand and the southern hemisphere.
It is the longest-running one in New Zealand, beating the Southland marathon, which started before the Feilding one but has had breaks between the years it has been held.
But it still has a long way to beat the Boston Marathon, which has been running since 1897.
About 30 entries are expected for the Feilding event tomorrow.
Many of the competitors have run more than 100 marathons and a woman from Hastings will be running her 100th marathon.
Palmerston North athlete Carl Laffan, whose personal best is 3hr 20min, is in good form and is looking to beat that time.
The run starts at Timona Park and goes through town out to Stanway, then back to Feilding, down Kimbolton Rd and finishes at Timona Park near the Feilding football clubrooms in Simon St.
Walkers leave at 7am and the runners at 8.30am.
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