The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195
kilometres (26.21875 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race.
Aug 8, 2012 ... At a length of 26.2 miles, it was the longest marathon since the modern ... and
had to be helped to his feet - which caused him to be disqualified.
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 ...
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 ...
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).
Apr 19, 2010 ... After 1896, the next few Olympic marathons varied in distance with the idea ...
was laid out from Windsor Castle to White City stadium, about 26 miles. ... in front
of the royal family's viewing box, an extra 385 yards was added ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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