The word marathon comes from Greece. After a war a man ran the 26 odd miles to deliver the message that they had won a war, he uttered the message and then collapsed and then died. In memory of this man a marathon is run the exact distance he ran.
Winners of the gold medal in marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics: Men: Gelindo Bordin, Italy Women: Rosa Mota, Portugal
a man ran a long way and died because of it they decided to name it a marathon the first olympics started` in the 1800 's
To celebrate the running of a slave to the city Marathon.
it is 42.195km