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Olympic marathon distances. Year, Distance (km), Distance (miles). 1896, 40, 24.85. 1900, 40.26, 25.02. 1904, 40, 24.85. 1906, 41.86 ...

3 Reasons Why You Should Not Run A Marathon | Competitor.com


Sep 18, 2013 ... Given the numbers supported by data, it's obvious that running the vaunted 26.2- mile distance is quickly becoming the de facto goal for many ...

7 Training Tips for Your First Half Marathon | ACTIVE


The half marathon is a great distance. ... range in length from 10, 14 or 16 weeks assume that you've already built a weekly mileage base of at least 15-20 miles.

How Many Miles a Week Should I Run? | Runner's World


Jul 24, 2007 ... ... miles you need to run to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon. ... mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon.

Why Are Marathons 26.2 Miles Long? - Live Science


Apr 19, 2010 ... So, de Coubertin organized the first official race from the Marathon Bridge to Olympic Stadium in Athens, a distance of about 24.85 miles or ...

Marathon Pace Calculator - WalkJogRun


Use the marathon pace calculator to estimate your marathon pace based on a ... distances based on your run of 3.00 m at 10:00 per mile pace / 06:12 per km.

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 ... a distance of about 40 kilometers, or nearly 25 miles, with the news of ...

26 Reasons Not To Run A Marathon - Huffington Post


Oct 29, 2013 ... It's certainly an admirable feat to run 26.2 miles, but it's not for everyone. ... Anywhere from about 30 to 50 percent of distance runners will have ...

Translating Marathon and Other Race Lengths - For Dummies


Training for a marathon means training to run 26.2 miles. You may want to run other races, as well, many of which measured in kilometers. Read on to see what  ...

Why is the marathon distance set to 42.195 km? - ahotu Marathons


Feb 13, 2009 ... The official distance for a marathon is 42.195 km. But why is it so ... The distance in miles is 26 miles and 385 yards, commonly rounded to 26.2.

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Is Running 26.2 Miles Necessary Before Racing The Marathon ...


Aug 21, 2014 ... ... or wise, to run 26.2 miles in training before racing a marathon. ... the 26.2-mile distance is difficult to recover from (yes, even if you run easy) ...

MARATHON SHORTENED: 26.2 becomes 24.5 miles - Hal Higdon ...


For more than a century marathoners have run a precise but quirky distance of 26 miles 385 yards, or 42.2 kilometers. No more. At a meeting of the World ...

How Far Is a Marathon? - About Health


Jan 15, 2016 ... Find out the distance of a marathon and how to train for a marathon. ... hilly) and degree of difficulty, the distance is always 26.2 miles.