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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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Because the standard distance of a marathon is 26.2 miles or 42.195 kilometers and all marathons that have international competition use that distance.
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.
Cause that's how long a marathon is.
it's simple. it says it in the question, it's marathon.
A marathon runner ran the 26.2 miles Chicago marathon in 2.2 hours.Show that at least twice the runner was running at exactly 11mph?
The average speed is (approximately) 11.9 mph. Therefore, the maximum speed is greater than 11 mph. If we assume that the runner was stopped at the beginning and at the en…d of the race, then she (or he) must have been going 11 mph. at least twice, once when accelerating from 0 to 11 mph., and again when slowing down. Since many marathons feature a mass start, and the runner may well have run past the finish line, this answer may be true only in theory. "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." - Yogi Berra - "Things that work in theory don't necessarily work in practice; and things that work in practice don't always work in the game." - H. Lukin Robinson -
It is exactly 26 miles and 385 yards (1155 feet).
It's 26.2 miles long because that's how long a marathon is that's why it's called the Boston Marathon.
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 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 mar…athon
In modern times, the marathon began as a 25 -mile race. At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, an extra 1 mile 385 yards was added so that the race could finish in front of … the royal family's viewing box. This is the origin of the Marathon tradition of shouting "God save the Queen!" (or other words relating to the Queen) as mile post 24 is passed.
The average speed is 20.038 mph.