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Q: What is the distance of an Olympic marathon?

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A marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards. In kilometers the distance of a marathon is 42.19. The marathon is an Olympic event.

the longest event in the olympics is the marathon

Official distance is 42.195 KM/ 26 miles 385 yards

The Olympic marathon is exactly 42.195 km long

Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon was created in 1958.

The longest running event in the Olympic Games in the marathon at a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers.

Yes, the marathon is an Olympic sport. I'm not sure if they do it in the winter Olympics, though.

According to the historical accounts I have read, the distance of the marathon was changed to its current distance at the 1908 Olympics in London. The distance to be run was 26 miles but organizers decided they wanted the move the finish line to the Royal Box. That distance happened to be 385 yards. Afterwards, the International Olympic Committee formally adopted the 26 mile, 385 yard (42.195 kilometers) distance as official.

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An "ordinary" marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards (26.22 miles) or 46145 yards. The Olympic marathon is 42.195 kilometers, which is longer by about 4.7 inches. Any marathon race may add up to 42 meters to assure that the actual course distance qualifies under IAAF rules (1 meter per kilometer).

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