With the Olympics starting next month, our eyes will be fixed on each nation’s strongest and fastest as they compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am not one of those athletes, but that didn’t stop me or the nearly 4,000 other runners that finished the Maratona do Rio de Janeiro in 2013.
Sure this race was three years ago, but I learned something that might come in handy for anyone traveling to Rio for the big games. Along my taper runs and along the marathon course, I found some fabulous pavement to pound and some off-road trails to satisfy every runner.
Keep reading to find out which route would best suit you if you ever find yourself in this South American metropolis. As a bonus, hit these routes, and you’ll be able to soak up the Carioca sun as well as some Olympic action in the “Marvelous City“.