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HALF MARATHON

History


With the continued development of entertainment in the 1950s, the race organizers offered the option of standard marathon distance, and hence Half Marathon was born.

First World Best Listed by IAAF, Ron Hill was Clocking at Freitleton 1:05:44, 1965, although it should be noted that halfway through the 1964 Tokyo Olympics was half way, 1:04:28.

Half Marathon is not part of the World Championships or Olympics, but this event won its championship in 1992 as the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.

The popularity of the distance has been increasing and it is now one of the most popular road events.

How It Works

A road race of 13.1094 miles (21.0975 km), half marathon is half the distance of a full marathon.

Did You Know


The largest Half Marathon ever had 79,719 finishes with Brolopet between Copenhagen and Malmo, which was organized in 2000 in connection with the inauguration of Oresund Bridge.



MARATHON


History


This incident has been named after the 26-mile race by a Greek soldier called Philippips (also known as Fidipidus) from the scene of marathon to Athens, where he lost the invading Persians Announced. Her mission was completed, she immediately died from fatigue immediately after walking 150 miles from Sparta.

Organizers of the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896 prepared a marathon race of over 40 km to celebrate the achievements of ancient Greece.

After this, the distance of the Olympic Games in London in 1908 was increased to a 26 mile royal measurement, and another 385 yards increased when the starting line was pulled back so that it was seen by the children in the Royal Nursery in Windsor. In the face of Queen Alexandra at West City Stadium in West London, This distance was standardized on 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km) in 1921. 

How It Works

The longest race in the Olympics, Marathon includes 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km). A road race, in major events, it has historically ended inside the main stadium, although there have been many city center finishes in recent international tournaments.
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