Watch as BestReviews’ Jacob Palmer joins Olivia Horton to share BestReviews’ picks for the top products to help you prepare for a marathon.

It’s been a couple of years since the first marathon was run in ancient Greece. Back then, it was a matter of life and death. It still can be today, if the marathon is being run to bring attention to noble causes or if your shoes are uncomfortable. More commonly, though, a marathon is run by hobbyists or so a beginner runner can say they did it. No matter your reasons, preparing for a marathon isn’t as hard as you might think. It mostly comes down to commitment and follow-through, but a few key items, such as socks and other clothes, can help.

Shop this article: Hoka Speedgoat 5 Trail Running Shoes, Baleaf Running Shorts and FlipBelt Running Belt.

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