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Asked in Marathon, Boston Marathon
What was the first year that qualifying was required for the Boston Marathon?
A qualifying time of 3:30 was instituted for the 1971 Boston Marathon. Entry was also permitted for anyone who broke 65 min. in a 10-mile race. ...
Asked in Marathon, Guinness World Records
What is the world record for mens 5 mile marathon?
There is no such thing as a "5 mile marathon". An official marathon is 26.2 miles and only 26.2 miles. There are many other races of different lengths, but they are not marathons. ...
Asked in Marathon
What is the origin race of the marathon?
The Origins of the Marathon lies with a Greek soldier called Pheidippides. After the Battle of Marathon (it's namesake), he ran as a messenger to tell the people of Athens the Persians. It is believed he ran into the town, gave the message, collapsed and died after running the whole 26 mile distance ...