As of the 2008 Beijing Games - The women's Olympic record is 2:23.14 set by Naoko Takahashi of Japan at the 2000 Games in Sydney. The men's Olympic record is 2:09.21 set by Carlos Lopes of Portugal at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
The men's Olympic record was broken at the 2008 Beijing games. It is now 2:06:32 set by Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya.
Sam Wanjiru of Kenya ran a Marathon in 2 hours, 6 minutes, and 32 seconds. That was an Olympic record.
The Olympic Record with a time of 2:23:07
Pete O'Connor set a record with the long jump and won two Olympic metals. John Treacy set a record time in marathon running.
Tiki Gelana from Ethiopia with a new Olympic Record time of 2:23:07
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the men's Olympic record in marathon is 2:06:32 set by Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya at the 2008 Games.
2:06:32 by Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya, a new Olympic record.
That is Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya who set the record at 2:06:32 at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
The Olympic marathon is exactly 42.195 km long
Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon was created in 1958.
Yes, the marathon is an Olympic sport. I'm not sure if they do it in the winter Olympics, though.
Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya in a time of 2:06:32, an Olympic record.