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What Is A Good Marathon Finishing Time?: Breaking Down The Data

When most people set their sights on running a marathon, whether the Berlin marathon, Chicago marathon, or New York marathon, they have no idea what their finishing time might be or even what is considered a good marathon time. Unless you’ve already researched marathons or been a mid-distance runner, it can be hard to gauge … Read more

Why Is A Marathon 26.2 Miles Long?

Whether you’re in marathon training mode or simply curious about the event’s history, the answer to the question ‘Why Is A Marathon 26.2 Miles Long?’ is not as straightforward as it seems. For starters, the exact distance of a marathon is 26.2188 miles or 42.195 kilometers. Not exactly a common distance, is it? The story … Read more

28 Funny Marathon Signs: The Best Running Race Sign Ideas We’ve Even Seen

There’s nothing better than seeing friends and family lined up along the sidewalks cheering you on.

Still, a close second is reading all of the funny marathon signs people are holding up along the way. When you see a great one, a huge smile will surely spread across your face and a boost of energy right along with it.

We’ve gathered together some of the funniest and best running race signs to give you some ideas for the next time you are cheering someone on.

Oprah’s Marathon Time: We Analyzed This Celebrity’s Race Performance

Last year, at the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon, popular DJ Diplo broke four hours in the marathon when he finished in 3:55:11. This new story quickly started trending and gaining attention among other marathon runners and the general population of non-runners for numerous reasons.  For one, any time celebs run marathons, they garner significant media … Read more

Here’s How To Qualify For The Boston Marathon 2025

You can follow our live coverage of the Boston Marathon on race day here, starting at 9:00 a.m. ET Monday morning (30 minutes before the race start time). The Boston Marathon is one of the most popular marathon races in the world, as it is the oldest or longest-running annual marathon worldwide. Another alluring feature of … Read more

How Long Is A Marathon? 4 Methods of Measuring Marathon Length

How long is a marathon? – Whether it’s the Chicago Marathon, Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, or Berlin Marathon, each marathon course will be the same length. Here’s the straightforward metric answer: The official, globally recognized marathon length is 26.219 miles or 42.195 kilometers. That’s the standard, objective metric measurement. (and, if you’re wondering … Read more

Weekly Miles For Marathon Training: A Complete Guide To Marathon Mileage

If you have trained for a race before, particularly a long-distance event like a half marathon, or marathon, you will likely recall that the last couple of weeks of your training plan scaled back the distance you were running from your peak weeks in order to get you rested for the race. This is called … Read more

Is Running A Marathon Bad For You? 5 Negative Effects Of Running 26.2 Miles

With most inherently healthy things, the natural inclination is to think that more of a good thing is even better. For example, if you should be having 5 to 6 servings of vegetables per day, 7 to 8 servings would be even better.  With the physical activity guidelines for adults set forth by the Centers … Read more

Here’s How Much A Disruption In Your Training Will Affect Your Marathon Finish Time

Whether you come down with an injury, illness, or another sort of interruption in your ability to stay consistent with your marathon training, how much will a disruption in your training impact your marathon performance?  Can you take a couple of weeks off without losing much progress? Can you take several weeks off and still … Read more