Why was the marathon of hope important?
The top ten Marathons of the world are listed here: 1. London Marathon, April 2. Berlin Marathon, September 3. New York City Marathon, November 4. Chicago Marathon, October 5. Boston Marathon, April 6. Stockholm Marathon, June 7. Rotterdam Marathon, April 8. Paris Marathon, April 9. Honolulu Marathon, December 10. Amsterdam Marathon, October Hope it helped!
There is just one full marathon that consists of 26.2 miles. Due to the popularity of the race, the marathon has been spit into a half marathon and today many runners enjoy running half the distance 13.1 miles. The half marathon does not carry the same prestige of a marathon, and is often thought as a preparatory race for a marathon. I hope i have answered your question.
I think you are a little confused. If a race is 13k then the distance is 13 kilometres, obviously. There is no such thing as a 13k marathon. A marathon is 26.2 miles, or 42.2km - with a half-marathon being half that distance, obviously. So, there is a chance that your 13km marathon refers to the 13.1 miles that are in a half-marathon. Hope that helps.
Marathon was not a war, it was one battle in a 50-year war between Persia and the Greek city-states. The most important battles were Salamis, Plataea and Mycale. The significance of Marathon is that it was the first time that the Persians were defeated, and this Athenian victory showed to the other Greek city states, after nine years of Persian victories, that the Persians could be beaten.