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# What is the official distance of a marathon?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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12y ago

26 miles 264 yards. Used to be exactly 26 miles, but at a previous London Olympics the course was extended to allow the young princessess watch the race.

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15y ago

there is 41842.944 meters in a marithoun

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14y ago

26.2 miles.

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### Why is the London marathon 26.219miles?

Because it is the same distance as all other official marathon races.

### How to convert a marathon into meters?

he marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres, thus 42.19500 kilometers = 42 195 meters

### What distance in km is the olympic marathon run over?

Official distance is 42.195 KM/ 26 miles 385 yards

### How long is an average marathon in metres?

There is no such thing as an average marathon. The official distance is 26 miles 385 yards or 42.195 kilometres (x 1000 for metres).

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### How far is the marathon and why is it that distance?

it is 26miles and its 26 miles because thats what a marathon is.

### How many meters in a marathon?

A marathon's distance is 42.195 km which would be 42195meters.

### What is a bike marathon called?

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### What is the distance of a regular marathon run?

A standard marathon (since 1924) is 26 miles, 385 yards, or about 26.22 miles. This is equal to 42.195 kilometers, the official Olympic standard. (*Courses may add additional distance of up to 42 meters, or 1 meter per kilometer, to assure that the distance actually run is not shorter than the IAAF standard.)

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