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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon

Distance[edit]. Olympic marathon distances. Year, Distance (km), Distance (miles ). 1896, 40, 24.85. 1900, 40.26, 25.02. 1904, 40, 24.85.

running.competitor.com/2013/09/training/3-reasons-why-you-should-not-run-a-marathon_42291

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 ...

www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/6-rules-to-determine-how-many-miles-a-week-to-run

Jul 5, 2016 ... ... mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon. “That's easy,” he said. “You want to run as few miles as you can and still ...

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2013/jul/26/distance-mile-marathon-running-imperial

Jul 26, 2013 ... Once hugely popular, five and ten mile races have dwindled on the UK racing calendar. That's a shame, says Bill Byrne, as they are great ...

www.active.com/running/articles/5k-or-10k-which-distance-should-beginners-run-first

That's good news if you want to run a 5K, as it's 3.1 miles. ... a week can't have the same confidence about being able to run the race distance of 6.2 miles since he or she .... Newswire: Michael Wardian Sets World Marathon Challenge Record ...

www.livescience.com/11011-marathons-26-2-miles-long.html

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 ...

www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-is-a-marathon-26-2-miles

Oct 29, 2014 ... The marathon may have ancient roots, but the foot race's official length of ... distance that happened to be 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards).

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/sports/the-marathons-accidental-route-to-26-miles-385-yards.html

Apr 20, 2012 ... The 1900 Olympic marathon in Paris covered just over 25 miles, and the 1904 Olympic marathon in St. Louis returned to the distance of 24.85 ...

www.dummies.com/sports/running/translating-marathon-and-other-race-lengths

Part of Marathon Training For Dummies Cheat Sheet. Training for a marathon means training to run 26.2 miles. You may want to run other races, as well, many  ...

www.boston.com/sports/boston-marathon/2017/04/13/why-is-a-marathon-26-2-miles

Apr 13, 2017 ... Meb Keflezighi eyes the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. –Boston Globe ... As any marathoner knows, the total distance is 26.2 miles.