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# Why is a marathon 26.2 miles?

# How many feet is 26.2 miles?

Answer 138336

# 26.2 miles equal how many feet?

138,336 feet = 26.2 miles 138,336 feet = 26.2 miles

# Why is a marathon race 26.2 mi long?

The length of a marathon was not fixed at first, since the only important factor was that all athletes competed on the same course. The marathon races in the first few Olympic… Games were not of a set length, but were approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi),[12] roughly the distance from Marathon to Athens by the longer, flatter route. The exact length of the Olympic marathon varied depending on the route established for each venue. The standard distance for the marathon race was set by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) in May 1921[13][14] at a distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards). Rule 240 of their Competition Rules specifies the metric version of this distance.[15] This seemingly arbitrary distance was that adopted for the marathon at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. At a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in The Hague in May 1907 it was agreed with the British Olympic Association that the 1908 Olympics would include a marathon of about 25 miles or 40 kilometres.[16] In November 1907 a route of about that distance was published in the newspapers, starting at Windsor Castle and finishing at the Olympic Stadium, the Great White City Stadium in Shepherd's Bush in London.[17] There were protests about the final few miles because of tram-lines and cobbles, so the route was revised to cross the rough ground of Wormwood Scrubs. This lengthened the route, as did plans to make the start 700 yards (640 m) from Queen Victoria's statue by Windsor Castle, and it was decided to fix the distance at 26 miles (42 km) to the stadium, plus a lap of the track (586 yards, 2 feet),[17] using the Royal Entrance as the marathon tunnel, and finishing in front of the Royal Box.

# 26.2 miles equals how many kilometers?

42.16481280002266

# How long does it take to walk 26.2 miles?

To walk 26.2 miles, it would take you around 8.5 - 9.2 hrs. Hope this helps :)

# What is 26.2 miles in kilometres'?

1 mile = 1.609 km. 26.2 miles = 42.16 km

# How many yards is 26.2 miles?

Answer There are 46112 yards in 26.2 miles. 26.2 miles x 1760 yards/1 mile = 46112 yards 1 miles = 1760 yards

# Why was the length of the Olympic marathon changed in 1908 from 26 miles to 26.2 miles?

The length of a marathon was not fixed in 1908. When London was awarded the games, the race was advertised as about 25 miles or 40 kilometres. When it was decided to start the… race near Windsor Castle, and run past Eton and Harrow (famous public schools), it was obvious that it would be more like 26 miles. Mile markers from the start were cemented in place before the stadium was finished, so although the course of the race was known, its exact distance wasn't. In the end it turned out to be 26 miles 385 yards, or 42.195 metres. The next two Olympics used different distances, but the London one became standard during a meeting of the IAAF in 1921.

# Why is the marathon 26.2 miles long?

The distance from the start of the Marathon to the finish at the stadium was established at the 1908 Olympic Games in London. The original distance of 25 miles was changed to …26 miles so the marathon could start at Windsor Castle and then changed again at the request of Princess Mary so the start would be beneath the windows of the Royal Nursery. To ensure that the race would finish in the front of the King, the finish line was moved by British officials who, in response to shot putter and American flag carrier Ralph Rose's refusal to dip the American flag before the Royal Box during the opening ceremony, "felt compelled to restore the importance of the monarchy." As a result of these changes, the marathon covered a distance of 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km), which became the standard length starting with the 1924 Summer Olympics.

# How many kilometer are in 26.2 miles?

26.2 miles are 42.16481 kilometers. Scroll down to related links and look at "Conversions of length (distance) units".

# What is the average time it takes to run a 26.2 miles?

The average time to run 26.2 miles is 4 hours 32 minutes and 8 seconds. Hope this helps you!

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# Why are marathons 26.2 miles?

It comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger. According to the legend he was sent from the battlefield of a place called Marathon to Athens to announce that the… Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon. This took place in August or September 490 BC. The legend tells that he ran the whole distance without stopping and then burst into an assembly and exclaimed "We have won" and then collapsed and died. The distance which he ran is 26.2 miles and that is why the marathon is that distance.

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# What is 26.2 miles divided by 4 hours?

26,2 / 4 = 6,55

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# How many k is 26.2 miles?

26.2 miles (statute) is equal to 42.16 kilometers.

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# Is 42 kilometers more than 26.2 miles?

No, it is less than 26.2 miles.

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# How many football fields can you fit in 26.2 miles?

461.12 American football fields.