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Sports medicine A foot race measuring 26.2 miles/42.2 km; muscle changes in marathon runners: local muscle tenderness, pain, swelling, inflammation
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marathon

Sports medicine A foot race measuring 26.2 miles/42.2 km; muscle changes in marathon runners: local muscle tenderness, pain, swelling, inflammation. See Ultramarathon.

marathon

specifically, a footrace over a road course of 42.195 km (∼26 mile 385 yd) nowadays covered by elite performers in less than 2 h 10 min (males) and 2 h 20 min (females). Named after the city of Marathon in ancient Greece, imitating the distance run by a messenger from there to Athens, with news of victory over the Persians, in 490 bc. In general, term applied to any form of very high endurance activity.
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With the current record written in Taipei Marathon 2017, she is 5 seconds away from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships(75 mins).
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2-mile marathon course took runners through winding paths and the city's legendary paseos.
I also discovered that you can enjoy the marathon experience with fellow runners without focusing on finish time.
Marathon PGM's land package almost encircles the Marathon airport after they picked up 1,056 hectares last summer to increase their total holdings to 4,342 hectares.
The result is that your optimal pace will be slightly slower during the latter stages of the marathon.
To ensure complete customer protection, Marathon has teamed up with optical transport leader, iTouch Communications, and its Fiber Driver product family to provide the long distance fiber connectivity needed to ensure communication between the split systems.
Our team is thrilled for the opportunity to reinvigorate the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and build the event with the quality and commitment we have established with the Denver Marathon," said Anton Villatoro, Executive Director of both the Denver Marathon and the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon.
We've got 400 people running the full marathon and will have 2,100 running the half,'' said Terry Martin, a race volunteer and member of the Santa Clarita Runners club.
Despite many strong points, Marathon Medicine does occasionally suffer from the fact that some presenters simply did not measure up to others on the program.
The challenge creates the potential for an exciting finish to the Marathon, as well as giving extra incentive for elite runners to compete by giving a $100,000 bonus to the overall winner.
start, but by running and walking, I completed my first marathon with a time of 4:10:33.