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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 "ÎťÎµÎ˝ÎąÎşÎ®ÎşÎ±ÎĽÎµÎ˝" (NenikĂ©kamen, 'We have won') - and died on the spot.
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Why is the London marathon 26.2 miles?

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.

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

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

Why is the NYC Marathon 26.2 miles long?

Cause that's how long a marathon is.

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What is a 26.2 mile marathon called?

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

Marathon distance is 26.2 miles.what is the distance in miles and yards?

It is exactly 26 miles and 385 yards (1155 feet).

Why is the Boston Marathon 26.2 miles long?

It's 26.2 miles long because that's how long a marathon is that's why it's called the Boston Marathon.

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

How many kilometers is a marathon 26.2 miles?

26.2 miles = 42.195 km

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

42.195K

Why is a marathon 26.2 miles emphisis on the 2. why 2?

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

What is the Average speed of a marathon that ran 26.2 miles in 1 hour 18 minutes and 27 seconds?

The average speed is 20.038 mph.