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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.
  • Registration now open for Monaco Run 2023 - "The Monaco Run will return on Saturday 11 and Sunday, February 12, 2023 on Quai Albert 1er."
  • The New York City Marathonís Happening On Sunday - "Hereís What to Know - And Who We Think Will Win."
  • 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.
  • What Itís Actually Like to Run the New York City Marathon Route - "Want to feel like the most beloved person on the planet? All you have to do is run 26.2 miles through New York City on Marathon Sunday."
  • Top 10 Marathon Events
  • 50th BERLIN MARATHON - since 1974. September 19th, 2024.
  • 128th 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. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today began notifying qualified applicants of their acceptance into the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America. The race will be run on Monday, April 15, 2024, and will mark the centennial anniversary of the event beginning in the town of Hopkinton. Bank of America will serve as presenting partner for the first time.
  • CHICAGO MARATHON - since 1977. October 9, 2022.
  • 45th COPENHAGEN MARATHON - since 1980. May 5, 2024.
  • HONG KONG MARATHON - since 1997.
  • LONDON MARATHON - since 1981. October 2, 2022.
  • 36th Edition of the Marathon des Sables - since 1986. "This year, the 36th edition of the marathon des sables is all set to take place. The 36th race is a foot race, where runners and walkers will have to cover a distance of over 250 kilometers. The race consists of several stages. Participants are recommended to bring their racing gear, including sleeping material and other necessary items. Most importantly, it is advised that all participants should bring food items that are handy and give them enough energy to endure the deadliest experience."
  • Monaco Run Gramaglia - "Pour effectuer votre inscription, merci de vous munir de votre certificat médical datant de moins díun an le jour de la course et portant la mention 'non contre-indication à la pratique de la course à pied ou de líathlétisme en compétition'. Le certificat médical peut être remplacé par la licence FFA (fédération française díathlétisme) en cours de validité."
  • 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. November 3rd, 2024.
  • NORTH POLE MARATHON - since 2002. "World's Coolest Marathon." Welcome to the running experience of a lifetime. In April 2023, athletes like you can make history as a continuing new breed of Arctic adventurer.
  • 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 - "5,164 steps into history!" Since its inception in 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has become revered as one of the world's most challenging marathons.
  • 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
  • 15 Best Cushioned Running Shoes for Maximum Comfort & Speed 2023 - "Some days you just need a hug, and the same sometimes goes for your feet. The level of cushioning you are looking for from run to run can vary greatly. 'Cushioned' might mean something very different for you the day after a marathon versus the day after a rest day. Itís important to understand what the best cushioned running shoe for you is and when different levels of cushioning will be beneficial to your running." Footwear News.
  • ADIDAS - men's & women's running shoes.
  • All The Gear You Need For Trail Running - Wired.
  • Altra vs Hoka: Discover Which Shoe Is Right for You - "We explored the merits of two very different shoe companies, Altra vs Hoka, to help you choose your next hiking or running shoe."
  • 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."
  • Fitbit Sense 2 review: it doesnít make much sense - "The fitness tracker has industry-leading stress tracking, but pour one out for the future of Fitbit smartwatches."
  • Garmin Forerunner 910XT: US$449.99.
  • Garmin - "Running Smartwatches." Itís no secret - we were in the running watch game long before there were smartwatches. So we know that no two runners are the same, and thatís exactly why we have running watches for everyone. From easy-to-use GPS watches to triathlon-ready powerhouses, we have a running partner designed just for you.
  • Garmin Forerunner 265: US$449.99.
  • Garmin Forerunner 265 - "On March 2, 2023 Garmin released the Forerunner 265 series. For the running world, this GPS watch giant's popular mid-priced running watch just got better and brighter! With the release of the Garmin Forerunner 255 in 2022, this smartwatch became a full-blown multisport watch."
  • Garmin Forerunner 265 review: runnerís best friend gets screen upgrade - "Brighter, crisper touchscreen and week-long battery life prove potent combination, but cost increases."
  • 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."
  • HOKA Men's Bondi 8 Max Chioned Road Running Shoes: US$165.
  • HOKA - since 2009. "Shop HOKA ONE ONE for maximum cushion and minimal weight in our top fitness, trail, hiking, and road running shoes. Time to fly." Men's.
  • HOKA Women's Mach 5 Everyday Traning Shoes: US$140.
  • HOKA - since 2009. Women's.
  • Hoka Is StockX's Fastest Growing Sneaker Brand of 2022 So Far - "For the first half of 2022 compared to 2021, Hoka is the fastest-growing sneaker brand on StockX. Puma and Birkenstock aren't far behind."
  • HOKA Vs ASICS Running Shoe Comparison: 5 Main Differences - "HOKA and ASICS running shoes are among the most popular running shoe brands. Both companies offer a variety of styles of running shoes, yet there are some pretty notable differences between HOKA vs ASICS running shoes."
  • Why these chunky, ugly running shoes are selling like crazy - "Sneakers designed to feel like running barefoot used to be the hottest phenomenon in exercise. Now, the opposite is true. The ugliest, chunkiest sneaker brand is flying off the shelves. Hoka, which started in 2009 in France as a running shoe for hardcore marathoners, is growing rapidly with casual runners, hikers and weightlifters. The brand, which hawks $125-and-up ultra-cushioned shoes, has also become something of a fashion symbol outside of exercise. Hoka is appealing to consumers looking for everyday walking shoes, and itís been spotted on celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Emily Ratajkowski."
  • Huawei Watch GT smartwatch.
  • Huawei Watch GT - "Slim. Beautiful. Strong." This watch is resilient to accidents because of its ceramic bezel design, stainless steel shell and DLC coating. Measuring in at a mere 10.6 mm and featuring a double crown 1.39" 454 x 454 AMOLED screen, it's remarkably vibrant and slim. 2-Week Battery Life, Travel without Limits.
  • Huawei Watch GT Runner review: The best smartwatch from Huawei yet - "The Huawei Watch GT Runner is the firmís best sports smartwatch so far, but it still has shortcomings."
  • I tried the infamous record-breaking marathon shoes, but are they worth the price? - "The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 2 will give me the edge on race day."
  • 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.
  • Marathon-winning Ďspray-oní running shoes could shake up Olympics - "Swiss sportswear brand On is the latest company to embrace advanced 'spray-on' materials with a 'revolutionary' robot-made sneaker it believes can improve performance at this monthís Olympics."
  • 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."
  • Oura Ring review: Sleek, smart & great for sleep tracking - "The Oura Ring is best for anyone who doesn't want to wear something bulky on their wrist, but still wants to track some health and fitness habits. It delivers very accurate sleep and health data, and doesn't require much input from the wearer."
  • The Oura Ring is my favorite gadget of 2023. Photos Courtesy Applle / Oura.
  • Oura Ring vs. Apple Watch: A side-by-side comparison - "Why Iíll never go back to an Apple Watch after switching to Oura Ring. I wore them at the same time for a month to really test them out."
  • 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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