Legend has it that Pheidippides, a soldier in the Greek military, ran from Marathon to Athens with the news that the Greek military had defeated the Persians in the Battle of Marathon. Supposedly Pheidippides collapsed and died after giving the news. No documentation has been discovered concerning this and it is really not known whether this actually happened or whether it is true legend/folklore. The distance between Marathon and Athens was around 40 km.
Something to do with a scout running from marathon to Athens if I remember correctly. That's the distance between the two.
** actually it is the length it is because it commemorates the victory of the Athenians over the Persians on the plains of Marathon about 25 miles north of Athens.
Its only 42 kilometers (26 miles). It perspective of how you define "long".
Because when teh Marathon a greek runner ran that length back to the other to inform them of the 'nike' of victory.
To celebrate the running of a slave to the city Marathon.
ITs changed many times. But the reason why it is 42 now is because a Queen wanted it to finish right underneath her window, so the course had to be changed.
It's 26.2 miles long because that's how long a marathon is that's why it's called the Boston Marathon.
a marathon is how far?
The London marathon race is 42.195 kilometers long
A 5k is 3.1 miles and a 10k is 6.2. A marathon in 26 miles and a half marathon is 13. these are the 4 large events in cross-country runningm but the distance applies to everything, biking, driving ect.
42 kilometers is 4,200,000 centimeters.
Wikipedia is a very valid source for finding out how long a marathon is. Specifically, a marathon is a long-distance run based around the 25 mile mark.
A marathon is 26.202 miles.
Yes, there is a half marathon. A half marathon is about 13.1 miles long, half the distance of a full marathon, 26.2 miles.
A half-marathon is 13.1 miles long.
42 kilometers is 42,000 meters.
MARATHON, STD DISTANCE 26 MILES 386 YARDS