Marathon is always an attractive race for runners. For many, completing this race is one of life’s important goals. Before you go into the marathon, you need to prepare a lot of things and understand the race to avoid making unnecessary mistakes. This article will give you information you need to know and be useful.
1. How long is the marathon?
The Marathon is based on an allegory of a Greek warrior named Pheidippides, a postman who ran 40km from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory, then collapsed. That’s why the marathon was born to honor that hero. Over many years of organization, the officially recognized running distance is 42.195km or 26.2 miles
The official recognized running distance is 42.195km which is equivalent to 26.2 miles.
2. Time required to complete a run
The time required to complete a marathon depends on the rules of the organizing committee of the competition, usually 6-8 hours. That means you have to run 1km in 8-11 minutes.
The time required for completion depends on the rules of the organizing committee of the competition, usually 6-8 hours
3. The most prestigious marathon running in the world
There are thousands of marathons in the world every year, but there are 6 marathons that are considered the most prestigious marathons on the planet, the dream of many people, the Big 6 are: Boston, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, New York City.
The 6 largest marathons in the world are Boston, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, New York City
4. Age registered to participate in the run
In parallel with the marathon, the organizers often organize more extreme runs, shorter like: semi marathon, 10km, 5km … to suit the ability of many people. And the age to register for marathons is 18 years or older, semi-marathons are 16 years or older, 10km is 11 years or older. Those who are under 18 years old must have the signature of a parent or guardian.
5. Marathon for people with disabilities
Marathon competitions also expand many categories so that people with disabilities can participate. The first marathon for people with disabilities took place in 1974 in Ohio-USA.