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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? - BBC Sport

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Aug 8, 2012 ... When London held the games in 1908, there was still no official marathon length. The British Royal family requested that it start at Windsor ...

Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? - Ask History

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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).

MARATHON SHORTENED: 26.2 becomes 24.5 miles - Hal Higdon ...

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For more than a century marathoners have run a precise but quirky distance of 26 miles 385 yards, or 42.2 kilometers. No more. At a meeting of the World ...

Useless Fact: The 26 Mile Marathon Is Actually 26 Miles, 385 Yards

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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 ...

Why is the length of the marathon 26 miles and 385 yards? - Tejvan

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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 ...

History of the Olympic Marathon | OlympicGamesMarathon.com

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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.

How was the length of the Olympic marathon decided? - LA Now

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May 25, 2010 ... OLYMPIC LEGEND: The current distance for the Olympic marathon ... of 26.22 miles (or more specifically, 26 miles and 385 yards) has been ...

marathon | race | Britannica.com

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In 1924 the Olympic marathon distance was standardized at 42,195 metres (26 miles 385 yards). This was based on a decision of the British Olympic Committee  ...

Marathon facts | Metric Views

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Apr 22, 2009 ... The Flora London Marathon gets under way this weekend. According to the press , the distance is 26 miles 385 yards, though some papers give ...

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The Marathon's Accidental Route to 26 Miles 385 Yards - The New ...

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Apr 21, 2012 ... And yet the precise distance of 26 miles 385 yards is entirely random, established at the 1908 London Games at least in part as an ...

Why Are Marathons 26.2 Miles Long? - Live Science

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Apr 19, 2010 ... As the 114th Boston Marathon goes down in the history books, ... town with an unusual route totaling somewhere around 24 to 26 miles. ... race from the Marathon Bridge to Olympic Stadium in Athens, a distance of ... in front of the royal family's viewing box, an extra 385 yards was added inside the stadium.

Why is the marathon distance set to 42.195 km? - ahotu Marathons

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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.