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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 ... ... 10K, half marathon, or marathon, these rules will keep you fit and safe. ... mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon.

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

For 10K training, the runner who runs three miles, three days a week can't have the same confidence about being able to run the race distance of 6.2 miles since  ...

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.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.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/why-not-shouldnt-run-marathon_n_4171186.html

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 ...

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.