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History of the Original Classic Marathon | Athens Marathon


History of the Athens Marathon. vase1 The Marathon has always had a prominent place in the hearts and minds of athletes. It represents the ultimate athletic ...

A Brief History of the Marathon | Runner's World


A Brief History of the Marathon. By Dan Fuehrer, Scott Douglas Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:20 am. Advertisement. Advertisement. Daily newsletter. You may ...

Why Are Marathons 26.2 Miles Long? - Live Science


Apr 19, 2010 ... As the 114th Boston Marathon goes down in the history books, here's a look at how the race came to be.

MarathonGuide.com - History of the Marathon, Marathon Records


MarathonGuide.com - Complete history of the marathon race, including all time ... MarathonGuide.com Logo - Marathon Directory, Marathons, Marathon Results, ...

Rio Olympics 2016: The bizarre history of the marathon — Quartz


Aug 20, 2016 ... Established as a tribute to an Ancient Greek legend, the Olympics made the marathon the global participatory sport it is today. In its history, the ...

The First Marathon Run, The history of Phidippides


The Marathon Story. The Battle that Changed Human History. By Paul Ostapuk. Phidippides. Setting the Stage The first two decades of the fifth century B.C. ...

History of the Marathon - How a Marathon Works | HowStuffWorks


History of the Marathon - The history of the marathon dates back to ancient Greece. Read about the history of the marathon and its inclusion in the first Olympic ...

The History of the Olympic Marathon


Excerpted from Olympic Marathon, by Charlie Lovett ... The Athenians prepared for a battle that would determine the course of history for centuries to come.

A Brief History of the Marathon - TIME


Oct 30, 2009 ... Thousands of runners will descend on the Big Apple Nov. 1 for New York City's marathon — a once-modest event that's grown by leaps and ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=History of the Marathon&v=0djuHyh4AVI
Nov 15, 2012 ... Pheidippides' heroic run is mostly legend. Yet, it has inspired a race run by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Introduced in Athens in ...
Marathon - Wikipedia
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race. More »
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Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? - Ask History - History (history.com)


Oct 29, 2014 ... The marathon may have ancient roots, but the foot race's official length of 26.2 miles wasn't established until the 20th century. The first ...

AIMS - Marathon History


Marathon History. The Marathon as we know it today is not yet 120 years old, but there have been forms of long distance races since the time of the ancient ...

The History of the Marathon - Exercise the Right to Read


The History of the Marathon. Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? Why not simply 26? Or just 25 for that matter? Twenty-five is a much cleaner number! (And anyone ...