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How many miles is an official marathon
Random & Fun / 8:23 AM - Wednesday September 18, 2013

How many miles is an official marathon

as established in 1921 by the International Amateur Athletic ...?

1. 24.6 miles
2. 26.2 miles
3. 21.4 miles
4. 27.5 miles

Update: September 18, 2013.
Answer: The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards). The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.

- Asked by kismet331, Female, 36-45

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- Response by mamu, A Guy Critical, Male, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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26.2 and I have no desire to run me lazy but no thanks

- Response by youngfuddyduddy, Female, 46-55, New York, Who Cares?

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I learned it was #2 from watching the Biggest Loser lol

- Response by Female, 29-35

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26.2 miles

I've never raced a marathon or half-marathon. But I have run up to 13.1 miles continuously.

- Response by beachinbeachboy, A Jock, Male, 46-55, Consulting

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