42.195km of hell

Our pals at Standard Chartered have released the route for next week’s 2014 Dubai marathon…

…and yes, that road is as straight as it looks.

Something tells me they’re not runners? I personally like the way this map marks out all the sights you WON’T PASS on your triple back straight line marathon of hell.

So, internet pals – what are your best mind distraction tricks to play while running? I usually count to 100 to get me past a hump, but something tells me that 100 might not just cut it this time.