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).
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.
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 ...
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.
Mar 22, 2010 ... The distance of the marathon event varied for the first few Olympics ... upon the
London measurements of 42.195km = 26 miles, 385 yards.
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 ...