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 »

www.reference.com Health Fitness & Exercise Race Training & Events

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 »

www.reference.com Health Fitness & Exercise Running

A marathon measures 26.2 miles, which is equivalent to 42.2 kilometers. Since 1 mile is equal to approximately 1.61 kilometers, converting 26.2 miles to kilometers requires multiplying 26.2 by 1.61. More »

www.reference.com Sports & Active Lifestyle Biking & Cycling

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 »

A 5K marathon covers a distance of 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles. This distance is popular for charity marathons because it allows inexperienced runners to train for the run in a few months. Most 5K marathons take place in ... More »

www.reference.com Health Fitness & Exercise Race Training & Events

The tradition of a marathon being 26.2 miles long began in 1908 when the Olympics was held in London, England. Queen Alexandra asked that the race start on the Windsor Castle lawn so that the children in the nursery coul... More »

The average run time for a distance of 10 kilometers (approximately 6 1/4 miles) for men is 56:05; for women it is 1:04:49 in 2013, as stated by Running USA. The 10K is usually a long-distance race held on city roads. More »