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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. More than 500 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes. Smaller marathons, such as the Stanley Marathon, can have just dozens of participants, while larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.

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  • LIST OF MARATHONS - Wikipedia.
  • World Marathon Majors - also known as the Big Six, is a championship-style competition for marathon runners that started in 2006. It comprises six annual races (five 2006Ė2011, four 2012) for the cities of Tokyo (starting in 2013), Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City (2006Ė11, 2013Ė), a biennial race, the IAAF World Championships Marathon, and a quadrennial race, the Olympic Games Marathon. Each WMM series spans two calendar years; the second year of a series overlaps with the first year of the next.
  • Top 10 Marathon Events
  • BERLIN MARATHON - since 1974.
  • BOSTON MARATHON - since 1897. The world's oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon Majors.
  • CHICAGO MARATHON - since 1977.
  • COPENHAGEN MARATHON - since 1980.
  • HONG KONG MARATHON - since 1997.
  • LONDON MARATHON - since 1981.
  • MARATHON DES SABLES | Sahara Marathon - since 1986.
  • NEW YORK CITY MARATHON - since 1970. Annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the world, with 50,304 finishers in 2013. Along with the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon, it is among the pre-eminent long-distance annual running events in the United States and is one of the World Marathon Majors.
  • NORTH POLE MARATHON - since 2002.
  • The Barkley Marathons: the hellish 100-mile race with 15 finishers in 36 years - "Participants in the Tennessee race must negotiate extreme temperatures, wild terrain and more than 50,000 feet of accumulated ascent."
  • THE GREAT WALL MARATHON - since 1999.
  • TOKYO MARATHON - since 2007. Annual marathon sporting event in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. It is an IAAF Gold Label marathon and one of the six World Marathon Majors.
    Running Equipment
  • 8 best fitness trackers of 2017 - The Telegraph.
  • ADIDAS - men's & women's running shoes.
  • All The Gear You Need For Trail Running - Wired.
  • Apple Watch just took a massive step towards being my favorite running watch - "Finally, the battle with Spotify is over."
  • Apple Watch Ultra.
  • Apple Watch Ultra - since 2022. "Rugged and capable, with precision dual-frequency GPS, up to 36-hour battery life, and three bands for athletes of all kinds." Meet the most rugged and capable Apple Watch ever. With a robust titanium case, precision dual-frequency GPS, up to 36 hours of battery life the freedom of cellular and three specialized bands made for athletes and adventurers of all kinds. Features a new rugged 49mm Titanium case.
  • best fitness trackers you can buy - "Smartwatches aren't your only options."
  • Casio announces a cheaper version of its Wear OS watch for hikers - The Verge.
  • Casio ProTrek PRG-240T-7ER.
  • Casio ProTrek PRG-240T-7ER
  • District Vision Keiichi Standard District Black Rose Running Sunglasses: US$199.
  • District Vision - "Running Sunglasses Made in Japan." Men's & women's.
  • ECCO - "It is ECCO's vision to be the most wanted brand within innovation and comfort footwear."
  • ENDOMONDO - sports community based on free real-time GPS tracking of running, cycling, etc. Bring your mobile on the track and get a complete training log!
  • FITBIT FLEX - "Make fitness a lifestyle with Flex." Wireless activity & sleep wristband. "This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle and wakes you silently in the morning."
  • Garmin Forerunner 910XT.
  • Garmin - all running watches.
  • Garmin Forerunner 245 Music review: a runnerís best friend - "Practically every running stat, great battery life, offline Spotify and comprehensive health-tracking in a small and light sports watch."
  • Garmin forerunner 945 - "We made this watch for you - the up-at-dawn runners and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. While you chase your next victory, make sure youíve got the right tool for the job."
  • Inside Fitbitís Quest to Make Fitness Trackers Invisible - Wired.
  • Jaybird Run review - "The perfect truly wireless earbuds for workouts."
  • Leikr GPS Sports Watch.
  • LEIKR - Danish GPS sports watch features a two-inch color display to read your pace, speed, heart rate, distance, calories consumption and elapsed time. A device that monitors your performance, guides you through your route as well as through your workout.
  • NIKE+
  • Omron Walking style III.
  • Omron Walking style III - "Do more with a simple step counter." Slim and lightweight, you can take it with you anywhere to improve your walking skills. An easy way to monitor your health. Features: calories burned, fat burned, intensity of your walking mode, records how far you have gone, 2D sensor, daily steps, memory, and a 24 hour digital clock is included.
  • ON - "Running re-invented."
  • Pebble.
  • PEBBLE WATCH - "E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android." E-paper smart watch design that connects to your iPhone or Android-powered smart phone. It can be customized to the nth degree, with different watch faces and apps that are downloaded to the watch. It alerts you to incoming calls, texts and emails, you can play your music from it, and you can even access the GPS on your phone to get information like distance and pace when cycling or running.
  • Polar watches. Polar RCX5 - Sports Watch With GPS.
  • POLAR ELECTRO - "Listens To Your Body." Manufacturer of advanced sports training computers, heart rate monitoring equipment & sports GPS watches since 1977.
  • Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France Limited Edition.
  • Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France - "Essential features in one compact package."
  • POLAR RS800CX - "The most accurate way to measure your speed and distance as well as plan, monitor and analyze your body's response to your training sessions."
  • Suunto Ambit2 S Red.
  • SUUNTO - sports precision instruments for diving, training, mountaineering, hiking, skiing and sailing. All models.
  • TEVA - sports shoes.
  • TIMEX IRONMAN R300 GPS 41mm Silicone Strap Watch: US120.
  • Timex - "Ironman Watch Collection | Sport and Fitness Watchess." All models.
  • Vasque men's Trailbender running shoe: US$129.99.
  • Vasque - men's trail running shoes.
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