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The Marathon, which is about 26.2 miles (42.195 KM).

the olympic marathon length was first established in 1897 the day of Jessie James's death

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

No. The marathon wasn't part of the ancient games.

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42.195 Km in a Marathon

The Marathon, which is about 26.2 miles (42.195 KM).

Official distance is 42.195 KM/ 26 miles 385 yards

42

approx 42 Km

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

42.1648128 kilometers.

26.2

There are 26.2 miles in a marathon.26.2 miles expressed in kilometres is 42.16481

3 races. 3,5, & 42.2 KM in Dubai marathon

The length of a marathon was at first not fixed, since all that was important was that all athletes competed on the same course. The exact length of an Olympic marathon varied depending on the route established for each venue. The choice of distance was somewhat arbitrary. The first modern Olympics in 1896 had a marathon distance of 40 km. The starting point for the 1908 Olympic marathon in London was modified so that the Royal Family could have a good view and the length happened to be 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards). For the next Olympics in 1912, the length was changed to 40.2 km and changed again to 42.75 km for the 1920 Olympics. Of the first 7 Olympic games, there were 6 different marathon distances between 40 and 42.75 km (40 km being used twice). A fixed distance of 42.195 km was adopted in 1921 by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) as the official marathon distance.

Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon was created in 1958.

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