Jul 29, 2014
Searching for Beefcake at the Kosice Peace Marathon
And the International Peace Marathon.
Almost every year since 1924, the town of Košice, about 1 1/2 hours east of Levoča, hosts a marathon.
Plus a half-marathon, a 20 km wheelchair race, a 4.2 km mini-marathon, and many other events for amateur athletes from all over the world.
I didn't actually see the marathon -- it takes place during the first week of October -- but there were preliminary events and practices all summer, in conjunction with the Cassovia Folkfest and the Summer in the Park.
There weren't any naked runners, unfortunately, but a number were shirtless, and in Slovakia there are always beneath-the-belt sights to be admired.
Plus the town, dominated by St. Elisabeth Cathedral, Košice Castle, and of course, a statue of a naked runner.
Searching for Beefcake at a Slovak Waterpark and A Beefcake Tour of Eastern Europe