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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.

What is Long Distance Running?

Long Distance Running requires runners to balance their energy. These types of races are predominantly aerobic in nature and at the highest level, exceptional levels of aerobic endurance are required more than anything else. Elite long distance athletes typically train over 100 miles a week. An excellent resource is Advanced Marathoning.

The Running Wikipedia page says that Running provides these benefits:

  • potential weight loss
  • improved cardiovascular and respiratory health
  • improved cardiovascular fitness
  • reduced total blood cholesterol
  • strengthening of bones
  • strengthening of the immune system and an improved self-esteem and emotional state
  • effectively slow or reverse the effects of aging
  • many participants in the sport report feeling an elated, euphoric state
  • improves psychological well-being

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