The marathon is a sports activity that takes place in different parts of the world; some are made for different causes such as breast cancer foundation, and many more. But for some time now these events have also been the object of bets in several bookmakers, and it has become very popular.
Marathon breaks records in bets
Even in the annual marathon held in London, the UK broke an incredible record, never seen in a career’s competition, where they got to bet more than 1 million pounds in the event.
This is due to a system that has been installed in several betting houses, where they already identify the male figures you can bet on, and how many professional athletes participated and where, for those people who bet.
Some of them were Stefano Baldini, Martin Lel, and Haile Gebrselassie. They like any other person who is going to participate in marathons at the moment, will be identified by specific colours, and if this competition is available to bet at the betting house.
The same is being done with various marathons from different places and even marathons of only women as well. The event was a success, and that’s why it was extended to different marathons events.
This annual London marathon served as an experiment to see if the betting marathon was successful. And without a doubt it was. One of the bookmakers that enabled its system was William Hill to offer these type of bets online.
But what stands out and enchants people is that competitors are classified by colours so you can follow them and identify them easily.
But the betting house enabled to do these bets offer limited selections. But the most typical betting methodology is applied, like betting on an athleteyou consider as the winner.
He has the highest odds of winning so if he wins you will not receive a lot for the bets, as you would do on the contrary, if you bet for someone who isn’t one of the favourites.
Most important marathons worldwide
Some of the most important marathon events are those held during the Olympic Games and the IAAF World Athletics Championships which are also subject to bets. But the reality is not all bookmakers have implemented this competition as well.
Only some, a few in comparison to the amount of betting houses there are in the whole world are already supporting them.
Change and progress
Marathons are a very good event for society, because in many of them anyone who wants to register can participate. In addition to being a great way to keep active, many of them are dedicated to noble causes.
But this change, or rather, this extension of the marathons now they’re also used for betting is an advance because this practice is being evaluated more professionally and also the work of professional athletes who dedicate all their effort and resistance to this activity.