# Results for: Why_is_a_marathon_called_a_'marathon'

### Where was marathon invented?

The Marathon started in a place called Marathon.

### Why is the London marathon called the London marathon?

Because it happens in London The one in Paris in called the Paris marathon

### Why are marathons 26 miles long and why is a marathon called a marathon?

there was a guy who ran the marathon at the battle of marathon and so it was created

### Is there a marathon in the Sahara desert?

Yes there is a marathon in the Sahara Desert called The Sahara Marathon

### Can a marathon be called a sprint?

Yes a marathon can be called a sprint. Hope that helps! :)

### Why is the battle of marathon called the battle of the marathon?

The Battle was named after the location at which it took place - the Plain or Marathon, Greece

### Why is the longest race called a marathon?

the longest race it called a marathon. for example, if you ever watch an episode of a certain TV show, then that is considered a marathon.

### What do marathon runners do?

They run in a race called a marathon. A full marathon is 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km).

### When is the London marathon and what is this marathon for?

The next big Marathon that is being held in London is called the Virgin Money Marathon. It's a marathon to raise money for a few different charities, and for good causes.The next one is in 2012.

### What is the minimum distance of a marathon?

A marathon is a fixed distance of 26.2 miles. Any other distance, whether shorter or longer, can not be properly called a marathon.

### What is a 26.2 mile marathon called?

it's simple. it says it in the question, it's marathon.

### How long is a mini marathon in kilometers?

The half marathon is 21.0975 kilometers. The marathon is defined as 42.195 kilometers. All related values are derived from this definition. The marathon distance in miles is about 26.2 miles. The half marathon (sometimes called a mini marathon) is 21.0975…

### 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.

### Which Indian boy has the record of running 70 km marathon?

it's a trick question. there is no such a thing as a "70 km marathon". a marathon is always approximately 42.2 km. anything more than that is called an ultra-marathon

### What is the name of the most famous marathon in the boroughs of New York City?

It's called the New York City Marathon. "For sponsorship reasons," it's called the ING New York City Marathon.

### Why is there a running race today called a Marathon?

It's called a marathon because it's named after a soldier named Phedippides who ran from Marathon to Athens without stopping.when he got there on his last breath he said victory then died

### Is there a city named Marathon?

There is Marathon,Ontario. Located North shore of Lake Ontario, mid-way between Sault Ste.Marie and Thunder bay here is a Marathon town in NY. state (founded Harrison in 1818, changed name to Marathon in 1828). Also some other communities in NY…

### What is the association between marathon Greece and other marathon races?

Marathon, Greece started the marathon by messengers jogging to and back and forth from Marathon Greece and other cities; hence the name marathon.

### What is a full marathon?

A full marathon is the 26.2 miles that you run for example the London marathon is a full marathon

### What has the author Marnie Caron written?

Marnie Caron has written: 'Marathon and half marathon' -- subject(s): Training, Marathon running 'Marathon and half marathon' -- subject(s): Marathon running, Training

### Where can one buy Marathon Oil?

Marathon Oil is a large US corporation that sells petroleum and natural gas. There is no product called Marathon Oil, though one can purchase shares in the corporation.

### Why do you call 26 miles a marathon?

A marathon is called so because of the greek myth where a messenger named Pheidippides ran 26.2 miles to deliver an important message during the battle of Marathon.

### Where is the Marathon Branch in Marathon located?

The address of the Marathon Branch is: 515 Washington Street, Marathon, 54448 0245

### Length of a marathon race?

I depends if you are running a full marathon or a half marathon but a full marathon is 26.2 miles

### What is the greatest marathon in the world named?

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…

### How many miles are in half a marathon?

There are 26.2 miles in a full marathon, thus there are 13.1 miles in a half marathon. No odd calculations... a half marathon is a half marathon.

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### How do you say marathon in Swahili?

No word for it. A Swahili speaker would simply say "marathon.": Nimeshindania marathon, I competed in a marathon.

### What are four sentences for the word marathon?

I will run the charity marathon to raise funds. He always wins the marathon. The marathon was cancelled due to icy weather. The cars were diverted because of the marathon.

### Length of marathon race?

A marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards. In kilometers the distance of a marathon is 42.19. The marathon is an Olympic event.

### Where is the Marathon Public Library in Marathon located?

The address of the Marathon Public Library is: 306 W Attica, Marathon, 50565 0022

### Why is the battle of Marathon called the battle of Marathon?

Marathon is a plain which was in the territory of Athens when a Persian punitive expedition was sent to takeover Athens in 490 BCE. It was the locale for the battle in which the Persian force was beaten and went…

### What is marathon pro in black ops?

It should still me called marathon but in order to run forever you must buy the pro-edition.

### Where is the Marathon Museum Society in Marathon Texas located?

The address of the Marathon Museum Society is: Po Box 65, Marathon, TX 79842

### Is there a half marathon?

Yes, there is a half marathon. A half marathon is about 13.1 miles long, half the distance of a full marathon, 26.2 miles.

### How did the first marathon come to be?

The marathon originated in an ancient town in Greece known as Marathon.

### How far do the runners have to run in the Chicago Marathon?

Runners in the Chicago Marathon complete 26.2 miles. This is the standard marathon distance. They Chicago Marathon also offers a half marathon option which is 13.1 miles.

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a short marathon