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Marathon

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), that is usually run as a road race. the event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the greek soldier pheidippides, a messenger from the battle of marathon to athens. the marathon was one of the original modern olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921.