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  Marathon (sport) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "marathon" comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek soldier who, according to legend, ran from the town of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon, and died shortly after.
The legend that he ran from Marathon to Athens was invented by later writers and appears in Plutarch's On the Glory of Athens in the 1st century AD.
The length of a marathon was not fixed, since all that was important was that all athletes competed on the same course.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marathon_(sport)   (1811 words)

 MSN Encarta - Marathon (sport)
Marathons have become increasingly popular around the world, and the larger events—such as races held in Boston, Massachusetts; London, England; Berlin, Germany; and New York City—attract thousands of runners and spectators annually.
The marathon's name and distance date back to the ancient story of a Greek soldier named Pheidippides who, according to legend, ran from the village of Marathon to Athens in 490 bc to deliver the news of a military victory.
The standard marathon distance used today was first introduced at the 1908 Olympic Games in London, England, and was the distance from Windsor Castle to the city’s Olympic stadium.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571974/marathon.html   (677 words)

 Marathon Key Florida Keys Official Tourism Site Heart of the Florida Keys
Marathon, a quaint tropical city with a rich sea-faring history, boasts a modern airport, the impeccably well kept Sombrero Beach and some of the best fishing, diving, snorkeling and watersports anywhere in the world.
Marathon is situated at the mid-point of the Florida Keys island chain, which is why locals have declared their home "The Heart of the Keys." The city boasts homey resorts, luxury accommodations, numerous restaurants, ample shopping and all the conveniences of a modern community, including a 58-bed hospital.
Marathon is also home to the Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital, which are working to preserve two of Florida's most famous marine creatures.
www.fla-keys.com /marathon   (481 words)

 Cool Running :: The Marathon
There are as many reasons to run a marathon as there are marathoners, but running to finish, to survive, is at the core of every marathon experience.
You should not run a marathon unless you have at least a year of running experience behind you to prepare both mind and muscle for the miles and months of training ahead.
The unchanging fact of the marathon is that your body has to be well prepared to endure the strain and relentless miles of the long road.
www.coolrunning.com /engine/2/2_4/143.shtml   (1197 words)

 Wikinfo | Marathon (sport)
Although the name marathon is sometimes used to describe any athletic event of great length, or requiring great endurance, the word is most often used to describe a running race (long-distance track event) of 42,195 m (26 miles and 385 yards).
The 1908 Olympic marathon in London was originally set for 26 miles, but the race organizers added 385 yards to the course in order to have the runners start in front of Windsor Castle.
Many marathoners carbo-load (increase their carbohydrate intake) during the week before the marathon to allow their bodies to store more glycogen.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Marathon_(sport)   (892 words)

 Marathon & Beyond -- The web site for marathoners and ultrarunners.
Such information was subsequently, albeit improperly, applied to sport, and marathon runners reportedly consumed champagne, cognac, or rum before and during competition; wine was served at the fluid replacement stations in the 1924 Paris Olympic marathon.
Several years later, Frank Shorter won the marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics, an event that seemed to serve as the catalyst for the popularity of the marathon as a major sporting event in the mid-1970s and beyond.
The advent and growth in popularity of the marathon coincided with the development of the science of sport and exercise, which will be referred to here as “sport science” and its researchers as “sport scientists.” The baby-boom generation was coming of age for both college and marriage.
www.marathonandbeyond.com /choices/williams.htm   (5781 words)

 BBC - Black Country Sport - Wolverhampton City Marathon 2005
The Marathon, which is in its eighth year and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for various charities, will start and finish at West Park in Wolverhampton.
Marathon organisers have decided to alter the distance for the relay challenge to try and encourage more 'less serious' athletes to take part.
The relay challenge will be run over the half marathon distance (13.1 miles) instead of the full marathon distance (26.2 miles) - this means a team of five runners will need to run a distance of approximately 2.5 miles each.
www.bbc.co.uk /blackcountry/sport/2005/03/wolves_marathon_05.shtml   (344 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search View - Marathon (sport)
The certifications were made retroactive to the previous year, meaning that Kenyan Paul Tergat’s time of 2 hours 4 minutes 55 seconds in the 2003 Berlin Marathon was recognized as the men’s world record.
The women’s world record was set in 2003 by Paula Radcliffe of the United Kingdom, who ran the London Marathon in a time of 2 hours 15 minutes 25 seconds.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece the marathon course mirrored the original inspiration for the event, starting in the village of Marathon and ending in Athens.
encarta.msn.com /text_761571974__1/Marathon_(sport).html   (906 words)

 Talk:Marathon (sport) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These should not count towards a cities regular marathon being notable if the regular city marathon is never of such quality.
I say make it a lot easier and just move the whole list out to List of marathon races, and then replace it with a discussion of the most prominent races.
For example: What is the breakdown of runners finishing in 2 hours, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, etc; How many people complete marathons every year, etc. Such data would combine competitive and recreational runners and recognize the popular participation in the sport (rather than focusing on olympics and record-holders).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Marathon_(sport)   (948 words)

 Ontario Marathon Canoe Racing Association - The Sport
There are those of us so dedicated to the sport we will clear log jams and break through ice to get on the water.
Marathon paddlers are not confined to the use of solo and tandem boats.
Generally races offer a marathon class which will be a minimum distance of 18 km and a recreational class which will vary from 10 to 15 km.
www.omcra.com /sport.html   (703 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Athletics - A marathon task   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PERHAPS it is the very contradictions of the marathon that hold so much of its fascination, the way the event somehow manages to merge reality into sporting myth and legend.
The reality of the marathon is that its history is littered with brave failures, modern counterparts of the legend that gave birth to the event.
The organisers’ efforts were suitably rewarded with a romantic ending, with 100,000 people lining the road between Marathon and the great, white marble stadium in Athens to witness Spiridon Louis, a 24-year-old Greek shepherd, win the inaugural Olympic marathon by seven minutes, wearing a pair of shoes bought for him by his fellow villagers.
sport.scotsman.com /athletics.cfm?id=908112004   (1171 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Sport | Athletics | Marathon man
This, as Brasher saw it, could be used to develop sports facilities in London and the marathon was conceived from the beginning as a charity.
The London Marathon was born, set to become a metropolitan rite of spring, a cheery signal that the year's dark corner has been turned.
In recent years, although he remained president of the London Marathon, Brasher was rarely involved in organising the race and was said to be unhappy with certain elements of it.
sport.guardian.co.uk /athletics/story/0,10082,905880,00.html   (2110 words)

 Winne.com - Welcome
Since this date Marathon has been a dynamic and customers orientated company that has brought in Ecuador quality sportswear similar to those that could be bought abroad.
All Marathon Sports' s stores have a wide choice of football shirts from all over the world, and representing the most famous world clubs and national teams.
Marathon is today present in Ecuador with 60 % of the national market.
www.winne.com /ecuador/to12.html   (533 words)

 AllRefer.com - marathon race, Sport (Sports) - Encyclopedia
Tens of thousands of runners entered these and less celebrated marathons seeking to achieve personal records and to test their endurance.
Until the 1970s, women were largely ignored in (or excluded from, as at Boston) marathon racing, but in 1984, American Joan Benoit won the first Olympic race for women, and Grete Waitz won the New York City marathon nine times in 1978–88.
The current marathon record for men is 2:04:42, set by Morocco's Khalid Khannouchi (Chicago, 1999); for women it is 2:20:47, set by Kenya's Tegla Loroupe (Rotterdam, 1998).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/marath-ra.html   (343 words)

 Nazret.com :: Ethiopian Sport
Abebe Bikila was exceptionally talented at the marathon, winning two gold medals, setting world records, in the process heralding a new era in marathon running, one in which speed was the key to victory, rather than raw strength and endurance.
During the marathon, the crowd at the stadium was waiting, expecting to see Biratu win the race.
The marathon, particularly the way Abebe won it barely six weeks after his surgery, was astonishing.
www.nazret.com /sport   (944 words)

 LTC - Marathon
Marathoners then follow an out-and-back route to Holmes Park passing the Sunken Gardens, Folsom Children's Zoo and Antelope Park.
Marathon times are acceptable for qualifying in the Boston Marathon.
Plaques are presented to the next nine men and women in the marathon and the first five men and women in the half-marathon.
www.lincolnrun.org /marathon.htm   (1346 words)

 21. Baden-Marathon am 21.09.2003
Team scoring is automatically done by time addition of the first 3 members from the same sport club or any other organization passing the finish line.
Important: spelling of sports club and/or any other organizations must be uniform in order to be eligible for team scoring.
Company-teams, schools and other organizations (not sport clubs) can apply for a printed special score competing all its members as they pass finish (conditioned to uniform spelling and registration latest by 08/25/04).
www.karlsruhe.de /Sport/Veranstaltungen/Marathon/2004/Englisch/info_ausschr.html   (1338 words)

 Runner's & Triathlete's Web Science of Sport: A Mark Of Marathon Madness: Molto Mileage
It is the marathon season, and many runners are making their final preparations for a 26.2-mile event.
The marathon race and "molto mileage" are inextricably linked together in most marathoners' minds.
There is, however, marathon improvement which is guaranteed to come with upswings in vVO2max, lactate threshold, and economy.
www.runnersweb.com /running/news/rw_news_20050930_RRN_Marathon_Madness.html   (974 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Edinburgh Marathon - Deaf and blind duo's marathon task   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
TWO deaf and blind runners will compete in the Edinburgh Marathon next weekend to raise the profile of the disabilities.
The runners are taking part to mark the beginning of the Deafblind Scotland Awareness Week, which starts on the same day as the marathon - June 15.
Marathon men close in on the finishing tape (30-May-03)
sport.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=894&id=628892003   (214 words)

 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Marathon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marathon, Greece (and the Battle of Marathon), after which the sport was named
Marathon bar (unrelated to the candy above) is a candy that was available in the US from 1973-1982.
A television marathon where a number of episodes of a television series, or movies linked by a theme, are broadcast back to back.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref?title=Marathon   (304 words)

 Telegraph | Sport | Intruder disrupts marathon
The last event on the final day of Olympic competition ended in more embarrassment for the Greek organisers yesterday when the leader of the men's marathon was bundled off the course by a protester.
These Olympics began with embarrassment for the host nation when their top sprinters, Kostas Kenteris and Ikaterini Thanou, were forced to miss the event after allegedly missing pre-Games drug tests.
Yesterday's marathon incident was not the only breach of the one billion-euro security blanket thrown around the Games.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/sport/2004/08/30/somara30.xml   (599 words)

 BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | Athletics | Protester ruins marathon
Italy's Stefano Baldini took gold in the men's marathon, but his victory was overshadowed after one of the runners was attacked by a protester.
After the race, the International Olympic Committee said it was saddened by the incident and awarded de Lima the Pierre de Coubertin Medal at the closing ceremony.
The IAAF also confirmed that the overall marathon result would not be changed despite the incident.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/olympics_2004/athletics/3610598.stm   (573 words)

 Goodwin College: Sport Management
The Drexel University Sport Management students volunteered their time and energy at the Philadelphia Marathon Expo on Saturday, November 20, 2004.
Students got first hand experience in event management as they registered athletes for the marathon and 8K races, distributed race goodies to the nearly 9,000 registered runners and assisted with the Kids' Family Fun Run event.
The sport management students plan to make their marathon participation an annual tradition.
www.drexel.edu /Goodwin/programs/smt/event/112004.asp   (109 words)

 Marathon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Marathon is run over public roads and the men’s Marathon is traditionally the final event in the programme of the Olympic Games.
One of the Athenians brought the news of the victory from Marathon to Athens.
The Marathon race was first run at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, over the historic route.
www.athens2004.com /athens2004/page/legacy?lang=en&cid=82fa470429149f00VgnVCMServer28130b0aRCRD   (308 words)

 BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | Athletics | Marathon agony for Radcliffe
The British world record holder and pre-race favourite had slipped to fourth and was clearly in distress in the blazing heat and humid conditions.
After breaking down at the side of the road, Radcliffe was accompanied by her husband and coach Gary Lough and her parents for the medical at the Panathinaiko Stadium, scene of the marathon finish.
It is thought the two-times London Marathon winner was tired and exhausted rather than seriously injured in any way.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/olympics_2004/athletics/3589138.stm   (500 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Sport | Athletics | Marathon winner scoops BBC sports award
The accolade completes an outstanding year for the 28-year-old who won this year's London Marathon - on her debut in the event - before shaving 89 seconds off the women's world marathon record in the Chicago race last month.
Along with her marathon successes, she took the 5,000 metres gold at the Commonwealth Games, in Manchester, and 10,000 metres gold in the Munich European Championships.
Everton striker Wayne Rooney was named Young Sports Personality of the Year in an award voted for by a panel of journalists and sports stars.
sport.guardian.co.uk /athletics/story/0,10082,856616,00.html   (318 words)

 Marathon Description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Today Canoe Marathon is being practiced around the world on all continents and in more than 50 countries.
The excitement of a Marathon race particularly during the portages, and the high quality of paddlers in most classes indicate, that Canoe Marathon has the potential of becoming one of the more important disciplines of the International Canoe Federation.
One or two categories of Canoe Marathon at Olympic Games could add to the image of our sport in general.
www.usacanoekayak.org /disciplines/marathon/marathon_desc.asp   (215 words)

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