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.
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 ...
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.halhigdon.com/writing/59684/MARATHON SHORTENED: 26.2 becomes 24.5 miles
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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
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 ...