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The marathon is a long-distance running race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race.


Mar 7, 2014 ... marathon facts Legend has it that the very first marathon took place in Greece, when Pheidippides ran from the city of Marathon all the way to ...


Oct 28, 2011 ... Wow your favorite runner with surprising facts like why it's 26.2 miles long, what it takes to beat Oprah's time, and why it's called a marathon in ...


Mar 23, 2017 ... As the London Marathon fast approaches, we bring you 26 facts about this great distance race. From horses to outer space, we've got a fun fact ...


Jul 20, 2015 ... Almost half a million Americans ran a marathon in 2012, according to Running USA's "Annual Marathon Report." For each of the 93 marathons.


Aug 11, 2012 ... Here are some startling facts about these lengthy races that we're ... Running a marathon generally evokes two emotions in people: on one ...


Jan 14, 2014 ... Here are 30 Kickass and Interesting Facts About Marathons. 1-5 Interesting Facts About Marathons 1. Dean.


Check out these unexpected facts about running a marathon based on the training experience of one fitness writer, plus her tips for overcoming all of the highs ...


Running a marathon can be very rewarding, know the facts about what marathon runners fear the most and what injuries are the most common.