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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon

Distance[edit]. Olympic marathon distances. Year, Distance (km), Distance (miles ). 1896, 40, 24.85. 1900, 40.26, 25.02. 1904, 40, 24.85.

running.competitor.com/2013/09/training/3-reasons-why-you-should-not-run-a-marathon_42291

Sep 18, 2013 ... Given the numbers supported by data, it's obvious that running the vaunted 26.2- mile distance is quickly becoming the de facto goal for many ...

www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/6-rules-to-determine-how-many-miles-a-week-to-run

Jul 5, 2016 ... ... mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon. “That's easy,” he said. “You want to run as few miles as you can and still ...

www.livescience.com/11011-marathons-26-2-miles-long.html

Apr 19, 2010 ... So, de Coubertin organized the first official race from the Marathon Bridge to Olympic Stadium in Athens, a distance of about 24.85 miles or ...

www.active.com/running/articles/5k-or-10k-which-distance-should-beginners-run-first

That's good news if you want to run a 5K, as it's 3.1 miles. You know you're going to be able to run the 5K distance, and that should put your mind at ease. But it's one thing to finish a ... Before-my-first-marathon-small.jpg?height=255.0&mode=  ...

www.boston.com/sports/boston-marathon/2017/04/13/why-is-a-marathon-26-2-miles

Apr 13, 2017 ... Meb Keflezighi eyes the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. –Boston Globe ... As any marathoner knows, the total distance is 26.2 miles.

www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-is-a-marathon-26-2-miles

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.theclymb.com/stories/out-there/4-primary-differences-between-marathon-and-ultra-marathon-training

If you've completed a marathon, does it mean you have what it takes to ... When covering distances of 30, 40, 50….100 miles, the most efficient way for the ...

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/sports/the-marathons-accidental-route-to-26-miles-385-yards.html

Apr 20, 2012 ... The 1900 Olympic marathon in Paris covered just over 25 miles, and the 1904 Olympic marathon in St. Louis returned to the distance of 24.85 ...