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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 not fixed at first, since the only important factor ...
Competition Rules), at a distance of 26 miles 385 yards, or 42.195 kilometers.
As a result, the marathon distance was changed to 26 miles to cover the ground
from Windsor Castle to White City Stadium, with 385 yards added on so the race
Apr 9, 2002 ... Yet this Sunday 32,000 people in London will run the exhausting and rather odd
distance of 26 miles 385 yards in the so-called marathon.
Aug 11, 2012 ... The Olympic men's marathon will loop three times on Sunday past Big ... for the
Marathon race of 1908 — distance 26 miles 385 yards — which ...