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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 »

Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? - Ask History


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 ...

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 ...

History of the Marathon - AIMS: World Running


The Marathon has been an Olympic distance since the modern Olympics started in 1896, but nothing like it was ever seen in the ancient Olympics, run from ...

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.

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. RW Newsletter. You may ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

The History of the Olympic Marathon - MarathonGuide.com


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