A half marathon is an exact 13.1 miles or 21 kilometers. It is half the length of the full marathon, which is 26.2 miles or 42 kilometers. More »

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A marathon involves running a total of 26.2 miles. Many marathons also offer a half marathon, which covers 13.1 miles. In many cases, those that complete the marathon are given medals of completion upon crossing the fini... More »

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A half marathon is a foot race in which participants travel 13.1 miles at their own pace, usually after months of preparation prior to the event. Proper preparation includes practice, managing rest days and staying hydra... More »

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The first thing a runner needs to do to create a training plan for a half marathon is determine his current running level. Training plans for first-time marathoners entail a much less strenuous schedule than training pla... More »

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The fastest recorded human running speed as of 2014 is 27.44 miles per hour, or 44.72 kilometers per hour, which was run by Usain Bolt during a 100-meter race. This number was calculated from his average speed between th... More »

Beginners who are able to run three miles per run and log at least 15 miles per week have enough of a base to begin training for a half-marathon. The training schedule should start 17 weeks before the date of the half ma... More »

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The marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards long (26.2 miles), which is equal to 42.195 kilometers. This length was established as the standard for marathon races in 1921 by the International Amateur Athletic Federation. Prio... More »