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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 ...

womensrunning.competitor.com/2015/07/stephanie-bruce/how-many-miles-do-you-really-have-to-run-in-training_43463

Jul 9, 2015 ... Every runner is going to have their own “sweet spot” of mileage that they ... For the half marathon and marathon distance, you want to build a ...

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.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.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. ... same confidence about being able to run the race distance of 6.2 miles since he or she never runs that far during their runs. .... Training+tips+for+your+first+half+marathon+116x87  ...

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.theclymb.com/stories/out-there/4-primary-differences-between-marathon-and-ultra-marathon-training

The training for a marathon vs. an ultra marathon does have a few pivotal ... When covering distances of 30, 40, 50….100 miles, the most efficient way for the  ...

www.runrocknroll.com/tempo/education/marathon-distance-infographic

... 541,000 marathon finishers in 2013, you should be able to easily answer: 26.2 miles. Upon hearing this, they will then equate that marathon distance to their ...

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 ...