This category is for questions about marathons. Marathon is the longest running event in the Olympics. Its history come from a battle. The Greeks had just won a great battle at Marathon. The generals sent a runner to Athens to report the triumph. When the runner reached Athens and made the report, he collapsed and died. The distance he ran is known as the Marathon.

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Math and Arithmetic
Length and Distance

How many miles if a half marathon?

ugh = sub the mr beast


How much money can you make running marathons?

Anywhere from a few thousand, to nothing. Some are for fun, other are for cash prizes.

Lactation and Breastfeeding

Can you train for a marathon while breastfeeding?

No problem. If you and your baby are in good health there is no problem with this kind of exercise program. Of course, make sure you are getting enough water and nutrition. I would advise that you stay away from any extreme diet program. Some runners carb load during training, but I would suggest that you focus your diet on keeping it well rounded with plenty of fruits and vegetables. The other element you need to mind is a proper well fitting sports bra. If you haven't run since you gave birth, you will probably find that your normal sports bra no longer fits. With the increased size and weight of your breasts proper support is even more important that usual. If you have any other concerns address them with your doctor or lactation consultant. Good luck on the race and let the rest of us know your time once the race is over.

Length and Distance

How far is 26.2 miles in kilometers?

There are 42.1648128 kilometers in 26.2 miles. 26.2 miles x 1.609344 kilometers/1 mile = 42.1648128 kilometers 1 mile = 1.609344 kilometers
42.15 km

Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis Formula26.2 mi*63360 in

1 mi*2.54 cm

1 in*1 km

100000 cm=42.1648128 km

Direct Conversion Formula 26.2 mi*1.609344 km

1 mi=42.1648128 km
26.2 miles are 42.16481 kilometers.

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26.2 miles = 42.1648128 kilometers
There are 1.609344 kilometres in one mile. Therefore, 26.2 miles is equal to 26.2 x 1.609344 = 42.1648128 kilometres.


How does Haile Gebrselassie train for a marathon?

He alternates a 7 week cycle of long run, Track, fartlek, weight room(biking) and easy days


What year did the Jerry Lewis Labor Day marathon start?

Lewis' first weekend-long telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was in 1966. He parted ways with the MDA after the 2010 event. After continuing it without Lewis, MDA announced in May 2015 that it was ending the tradition. The telethon raised $2 billion over the years.

Road Running

What does chip time mean in marathons?

There are two methods of timing a marathon: Gun Time or Real Time or Official Time: The time from the sound of the starter's signal to the time the runner crosses the finish line. Real Time or Chip Time: The time it takes to go from crossing the starting line to crossing the finish line. Races will supply runners with a computer chip, programmed with the runner's personal and race information, that is attached to one of their shoes, usually a shoelace. Some chips come with velcro and are attached around the ankle. The chip records when you cross the starting line, which has a mat that activates the timing, and when you cross the finish line, which also has a mat to deactivate the timing. Most large marathons use chip time since it allows runners to line up at the start with folks that can run about the same pace. They won't have to worry about pushing through slower paced runners to get to the front or being pushed by faster paced runners.


How long is a marathon?

The marathon is a road race distance of exactly 42.195 km, as defined by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), and the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (RRTC/USATF). The conversion of this distance into Imperial units is approximately -- not exactly -- 26.21876 miles, a distance that is commonly rounded to 26.2 mile. The official length is 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards)

It depends on the Marathon.
Track and Field
Olympic History

What is the average time to finish a half marathon?

  • Obviously depends upon your fitness and, in particular, your endurance.To use myself as an example, over a 21.7km course my average pace will be almost identical (maybe 1/10th of a km per hour off) to my 5km run pace.Generally speaking, you have to be a fairly stong runner to make it in under 1hr 30 min, very stong to make it in under 1hr 20min.For most people with decent running ability a sub 2 hour time should be achievable, however if not used to the endurance aspect it should be noted that many people 'hit the wall' at around the 1/2 to 2/3rd mark (primarily due to going out too hard at the start & trying to keep pace with the lead pack) Running a 1/2 marathon for an avg man in the 30-34 brackets,,,,1:35:00-1:40:00 thats with training. Hill works is what you want when getting faster.

To improve upon the above answer:

  • It would be suicide to attempt to race a half marathon at the same pace one would race a 5K. If the original poster actually does this, he is merely running all races at a comfortable pace...not actually racing.
  • Typically, 5K pace would be 30-40 seconds faster a mile than half marathon pace. In other words, if you can run a 5K in 21 minutes (about a 6:45 pace), your half marathon pace would be about 7:15.
  • "Hill work is what you want" to get faster may or may not be true. For any runner, more MILES equals faster times. It's that simple. Once you have a consistent base of miles, adding speedwork (not hills) is your best bet. Hills definitely can make you stronger, but head to the track first.
Boston Marathon

How many people finished the first Boston Marathon?

The total count we believe would be 15.

Meteorology and Weather
Climatology and Climate Changes

What are ideal weather conditions for a marathon?

Cool temperatures (approx. 55°F) with overcast skies (and a slight tailwind if running a point-point course). The optimal temperature is 44°F. 50°F source: Dr. John Cantwell, chief medical officer, Atlanta Summer Olympic Games 54°F source: American College of Sports Medicine 55°F source: "Physiology of Sports", by Thomas Reilly "...air temperature of approximately 10°C (50°F) is optimal for marathon running" source: "Impact of Weather on Marathon-Running Performance" published by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 50 to 55°F source: Dr. David Martin, professor of physiology, Georgia State University "The ideal marathon temperature, according to these analyses, was a bone-chilling 41 degrees." - Source: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Dueling studies aside, the bottom line is that anything below 40 degrees is too cold, anything over 55 degrees is too warm, and temperatures in between are very conducive to good marathon performance.


Why do you have marathon races in the Olympics?

To celebrate the running of a slave to the city Marathon.

Dog Training
Road Running

How long should a person rest after a marathon?

After personally finishing 35 marathons I can still say this is not a simple answer. It certainly depends on how hard you pushed it. I have completed marathons totally exhausted and followed the "rest one day for every mile rule." (26 days) I have friends that "participate" in marathons but run very slowely and run one marathon each month. Frank Shorter, silver medalist in the Olympic marathon said, "Run your next marathon when your blue toenails have grown out!" It takes about 6 months to regrow a toenail!


What is the quickest marathon time?

12 minutes

Road Running
Hiking and Backpacking

How long is a half marathon?

The half marathon is a road race distance of exactly 21.0975 km, as defined by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), and the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (RRTC/USATF). The conversion of this distance into Imperial units is approximately -- not exactly -- 13.10938 miles.

Half marathons such as The Disney Princess Half Marathon is a popular marathon that takes place in Orlando, Florida.


How many miles is a 300 meter run?

300 meter = 0.186411 mile

Road Running
Example Sentences

Will marathon organizers give you a refund if the race is postponed?

Marathon Refund?No.

Well, that might depend on the race and the reason for postponement but in general your entry fee will be applied toward the next race. These terms are usually spelled out as part of the entry form when you sign up. Very few races will give cash refunds except in very unusual circumstances.

Ask the race organizers or read the contract, here we can only guess.

Boston Marathon

What year did the Boston marathon start?



What is a Marathon?

mar·a·thon (măr'ə-thŏn')

n. # Sports. ## A cross-country footrace of 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 kilometers). ## A long-distance race other than a footrace: a swimming marathon. # ## A contest of endurance: a dance marathon. ## An event or activity that requires prolonged effort or endurance.

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How many miles are run in a marathon?

How many miles are run in a marathon? There are 26.21875 miles in a marathon.

Road Running

Is it better to use safety pins or double sided tape to secure a running number?

Safety pins are better to use for your bib because getting soaked in sweat may affect the adhesive on the tape resulting in possibly loosing your number.


What would Jake's running time be as a decimal if he completed a marathon race in 3 hours and 12 minutes?



Why is a marathon race 26.2 mi long?

The length of a marathon was not fixed at first, since the only important factor was that all athletes competed on the same course. The marathon races in the first few Olympic Games were not of a set length, but were approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi),[12] roughly the distance from Marathon to Athens by the longer, flatter route. The exact length of the Olympic marathon varied depending on the route established for each venue.

The standard distance for the marathon race was set by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) in May 1921[13][14] at a distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards). Rule 240 of their Competition Rules specifies the metric version of this distance.[15] This seemingly arbitrary distance was that adopted for the marathon at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. At a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in The Hague in May 1907 it was agreed with the British Olympic Association that the 1908 Olympics would include a marathon of about 25 miles or 40 kilometres.[16] In November 1907 a route of about that distance was published in the newspapers, starting at Windsor Castle and finishing at the Olympic Stadium, the Great White City Stadium in Shepherd's Bush in London.[17] There were protests about the final few miles because of tram-lines and cobbles, so the route was revised to cross the rough ground of Wormwood Scrubs. This lengthened the route, as did plans to make the start 700 yards (640 m) from Queen Victoria's statue by Windsor Castle, and it was decided to fix the distance at 26 miles (42 km) to the stadium, plus a lap of the track (586 yards, 2 feet),[17] using the Royal Entrance as the marathon tunnel, and finishing in front of the Royal Box.


What is the exact distance of a marathon in miles?

26.2 miles

Length and Distance

How many miles in a 13K race?

13 kilometers = 8.078 miles


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