Asked in History of Sports
What was the distance of the marathon who changed it and why?
The distance has remained the same since ancient Greecian times. It has consistantly been 26.1 miles or 42.1 kilometers. It was made that distance because it is the distance from the battle of marathon to the city of Athens, in which a messenger ran back and forth from during the battle. No one changed it. ...
Asked in Marathon
The marathon is said to be based on the distance Pheidippides a Greek soldier ran from the city of Marathon to what other Greek city?
Pheidippides ran 150 miles from Marathon to Sparta, then another 22 miles to Athens. ...
Asked in Florida
What is the driving distance from the City of Fort Lauderdale to the Town of Marathon in the US State of Florida?
There are 142 miles between Fort Lauderdale and Marathon, Florida.
Asked in Marathon
How far is the marathon and why is that a distance?
At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the marathon distance was changed to 26.2 miles to cover the ground from Windsor Castle to White City stadium, with the 2.2 miles added on so the race could finish in front of royal family's viewing box. This added two miles to the course, and 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. After 16 years...
Asked in Florida, Road Distance
What are the traveling distances between Fort Lauderdale and Marathon?
The traveling distance(s) between Fort Lauderdale & the City of Marathon, FLORIDA is 142 miles, according to TravelMath. ...
Asked in History of Sports, Marathon
Where does the London marathon start in London?
The London marathon ( I am watching it on TV as I type this !) starts on Blackheath in SE London. It is run over 26 miles 385 yards. This distance has nothing to do with Phidipides & the battle of Marathon. It was the distance run from Windsor to White city in the London Olympics in 1908. ...
Asked in New York City, Marathon
How many feet is the New York City marathon?
The New York City marathon is the same distance as any other marathon: 42.195 km, or 26.21876 miles. That's 138,435.0528 feet (one hundred thirty-eight thousand, four hundred and thirty-five feet, and some change). ...
How long is the Nashville marathon?
if you are refering to the music city marathon, it is 26.2 miles, the same as any other marathon. the marathon was yesterday and it was mostly fantastic, despite unseasonably hot weather conditions. if you are refering to the music city marathon, it is 26.2 miles, the same as any other marathon. the marathon was yesterday and it was mostly fantastic, despite unseasonably hot weather conditions. ...
Asked in Olympics, Marathon, Long Jump, London 2012 Olympics
Why is an Olympic Marathon 26 miles long?
The 1896 Olympic marathon distance was 24.8 miles. This was the first modern Olympics, which took place in Athens Greece. According to a famous Greek legend, a Greek foot-soldier (thought by many to be Pheidippides) was sent from the plains of Marathon to Athens with the news that an army of Athenian hoplites had fought and driven off the vastly larger invading Persian army. As he approached the leaders of the city-state of Athens, he staggered and exclaimed, "Rejoice! We Conquer!" and...
Asked in Marathon
Why did they add 300 extra yards onto the 26 mile marathon?
The history of the marathon distance dates back to the 1908 London Olympics. When the event organizers were laying out the Olympic course, they had first intended it to be 26 miles, starting at Windsor Castle, and finishing in the white City Stadium, in London. However, it was decided that the finish line should be in front of the royal box. This determined the distance of 26.2 miles. This marathon distance was officially adopted by Olympic officials in 1924. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Why was the distance 42 km?
Aahhhh.... my imperialist mind converts this to 26 miles or thereabouts ! Marathon ! Nope, its got nothing to do with the run from the battle to Athens by Euripides or Socrates or whoever it was. When the Olympic games came to London the distance was measured from Windsor Castle to White City and that was how far they ran & that was the distance run in the Marathon ever since ! ...
Asked in Ireland, Road Distance
How far is Galway from Mullingar?
About 81 kilometres or 131 miles is the distance between Galway city and Mullingar. About 81 kilometres or 131 miles is the distance between Galway city and Mullingar. About 81 kilometres or 131 miles is the distance between Galway city and Mullingar. About 81 kilometres or 131 miles is the distance between Galway city and Mullingar. About 81 kilometres or 131 miles is the distance between Galway city and Mullingar. About 81 kilometres or 131 miles is the distance between Galway city and Mullingar. About 81 kilometres...