Friday, February 11, 2011

.2 for a Better View

Ever wonder why at the end of 26 grueling miles, they would make you run .2 more?? I never thought about that .2 until I saw the 26 mile marker and realized that I am still not done!!

The .2 was first added to the marathon for the 1908 London Olympics. The course began at the Windsor Castle and the extra distance was tacked onto the end so that the finish could be in front of the Royal Box. In 1921 the IAAF adopted that distance as the official marathon distance.

There is your fun fact for the day! Go impress your friends :)

Amy K.

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