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Long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers

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Marathon: Long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers
The marathon is a long-distance race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres, 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, who reported the victory. The marathon can be completed by running or with a run/walk strategy. There are also wheelchair divisions.

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