The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195
kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race.
Why is the Marathon 26 miles and 385 yards in length? The answer is linked to
the London games of 1908 and the British Royal Family.
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).
The length of a marathon was at first not fixed, since all that was important was
that all athletes competed on the same course. The exact length of an Olympic ...
But still, if the distance from Marathon to Athens was about 25 miles, why is the
marathon ... 26.2 miles is equal to 26 miles plus 385 yards, or 42.16 kilometers.
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.
The length of a marathon was not fixed at first, since the only important factor ...
Competition Rules), at a distance of 26 miles 385 yards, or 42.195 kilometers.
Phidippides was again called upon to run to Athens (26 miles away) to carry ...
the marathon distance was changed to 26 miles to cover the ground from ... with
385 yards added on so the race could finish in front of King Edward VII's royal
Aug 10, 2004 ... The well known 26 mile marathon has actually been 26 miles, 385 yards since
1908. Before the 1908 Olympics the official marathon distance ...
As others have mentioned, traditionally marathons (inspired by the distance ran
by ... The current official distance of 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 km) was adopted
by the IAAF in 1921, and it is assumed to derive from the 1908 Summer ...