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Why is a marathon 26.2 miles?
Pheidippides (530 BC-490 BC), an Athenian herald, was sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon, Greece. He ran 240 km (150 miles) in two days. He then ran the 40 km (25 miles) from the battlefield by the town of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia in the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) with the word "Νενικήκαμεν" (Nenikékamen, 'We have won') - and died on the spot.
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26.2 miles = 42,164.8 metres
138 336 Feet
The winner of a marathon ran 26.2 mi in 2 h 14 minute find the average number of minutes for each mile.?
Just divide theinutes by the miles. Get the minutes by multiplying 2 hrs by 60 min/hr plus 14 minutes to get 134 mins 134/26.2=5.11 mins/mi Which is really fast for a mara…thon
26.2 miles = 42.195 km
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), 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 at a distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards). Rule 240 of their Competition Rules specifies the metric version of this distance. 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. 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. 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), using the Royal Entrance as the marathon tunnel, and finishing in front of the Royal Box.
Answer There are 42.1648128 kilometers in 26.2 miles. 26.2 miles x 1.609344 kilometers/1 mile = 42.1648128 kilometers 1 mile = 1.609344 kilom…eters
it's simple. it says it in the question, it's marathon.
1 mile = 1.609 km. 26.2 miles = 42.16 km
26.2 miles = 42.1648128 kilometers There are 1.609344 kilometres in one mile. Therefore, 26.2 miles is equal to 26.2 x 1.609344 = 42.1648128 kilometres.
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.
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.
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.
42.15 km Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis Formula26.2 mi | * | 63360 in 1 mi | * | 2.54 cm 1 in | * | 1 km 100000 cm | = | 42.1648128 km Direct Conversion Formula 26.2… mi | * | 1.609344 km 1 mi | = | 42.1648128 km
26.2 miles (statute) is equal to 42.16 kilometers.