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Why is the marathon 42.2 km?

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Most marathons are 26.2 miles long. This is said to be the distance between Greece and Athens where the marathon was originated. The total distance was given at 26 miles. The extra 0.2 mile was to be ran because the king and queen wanted to see the runners cross the finish line.

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