Tag: World Marathon Majors


LONDON MARATHON

The distance of the very first Marathon in Athens in 1896 was 24.8 miles, based on the distance Pheidippides ran from the battlefield outside the town of Marathon to Athens (490 B.C.) to bring the news of the Greek victory over an invading army of Persians. in 1908 Olympic Games were held in London. That year, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria wanted the marathon race to begin at Windsor Castle outside the city so that the Royal family could view the start from their home. The distance between the castle and the......

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BOSTON MARATHON

The Boston Marathon is the oldest continuously running marathon, and the second longest continuously running footrace in North America. Inspired by the Marathon race at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, the first Boston Marathon was held a year later. Anyone who considers to run a Marathon will have heard of The Boston Marathon, as it is the oldest continuously running marathon, and the second longest continuously running footrace in North America. Another reason why it is so famous, is because it his so hard to get in. The acceptance of......

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