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Runners participating in the 2005 New York City Marathon
.The marathon is a long-distance foot race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), that is usually run as a road race.^ And in final week, you get to run 13.1 miles in the race itself.
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^ Run Slow: Normally I recommend that runners do their long runs anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds per mile slower than their marathon pace.
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^ Long Run The key to getting ready to finish a Half Marathon is the long run, progressively increasing in distance each weekend.
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The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon (the namesake of the race) to Athens. The historical accuracy of this legend is in doubt,[1] contradicted by accounts given by Herodotus, in particular.[2]
.The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are contested throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes.^ Athlete of the year - distance events You thought Gebrselassie, right?
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^ For a listing of events in other locations, please visit the world marathon directory .

^ Marathon’s plot contained more depth than possibly any game which had come before.
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Larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.[3]

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History

Painting depicting Pheidippides giving word of victory at the Battle of Marathon to the people of Athens
The name Marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger. .The legend states that he was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon (in which he had just fought),[4] which took place in August or September, 490 BC.[5] It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming "Νενικήκαμεν" (Nenikékamen, 'We have won.'^ Mindful of the problems that ensued after they announced Marathon’s release date prematurely, Bungie took no chances this time.
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) before collapsing and dying.[6] .The account of the run from Marathon to Athens first appears in Plutarch's On the Glory of Athens in the 1st century AD which quotes from Heraclides Ponticus's lost work, giving the runner's name as either Thersipus of Erchius or Eucles.^ It is definitely not for beginners running their first marathon.
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^ It is not recommended for runners doing their first marathon.
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^ Run Slow: Normally I recommend that runners do their long runs anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds per mile slower than their marathon pace.
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[7] Lucian of Samosata (2nd century AD) also gives the story but names the runner Philippides (not Pheidippides).[8]
There is debate about the historical accuracy of this legend.[1][9] The Greek historian Herodotus, the main source for the Greco-Persian Wars, mentions Pheidippides as the messenger who ran from Athens to Sparta asking for help, and then ran back, a distance of over 240 kilometres (150 mi)[10] each way.[11] In some Herodotus manuscripts the name of the runner between Athens and Sparta is given as Philippides. .Herodotus makes no mention of a messenger sent from Marathon to Athens, and relates that the main part of the Athenian army, having already fought and won the grueling battle, and fearing a naval raid by the Persian fleet against an undefended Athens, marched quickly back from the battle to Athens, arriving the same day.^ Upholding the tradition they had started with Marathon 2, Bungie made no mention of a release date for Infinity until the game was finished and sent off to the CD pressing plant.
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In 1876, Robert Browning wrote the poem "Pheidippides". Browning's poem, his composite story, became part of late-19th century popular culture and was accepted as a historic legend.[citation needed]

Route

Mount Penteli stands between Marathon and Athens, which means that, if Pheidippides actually made his famous run after the battle, he had to run around the mountain, either from the north or from the south. The latter and more obvious route matches almost exactly the modern Marathon-Athens highway, which follows the lay of the land southwards from Marathon Bay and along the coast, then a gentle but protracted uphill westwards towards the eastern approach to Athens, between the foothills of Mounts Hymettus and Penteli, and then mildly downhill to Athens proper. .This route is approximately 42 kilometres (26 mi) and set the standard for the distance as run in the modern age.^ Don't worry about how fast you run; just cover the distance suggested--or approximately the distance.
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^ Don't worry about how fast you run; just cover the distance--or approximately the distance suggested.
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^ If you plan to run the half marathon rather than walk, check out one of my other programs at this distance designed for runners.
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.However there have been suggestions that Pheidippides might have followed another route: a westward climb along the eastern and northern slopes of Mount Penteli to the pass of Dionysos, and then a straight southward downhill path to Athens.^ There are two follow-up camps planned, however, and so they probably have this covered.
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^ If you're anything like me, you're only there in body, your mind is already looking ahead to the holiday break, however long or short it might be!
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.This route is considerably shorter, some 35 kilometres (22 mi), but features a very steep initial climb of more than 5 kilometres (3.1 mi).^ So for Bedford to be correct, we need the next 22 years to yield 50% more than this - 4:30!
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^ PM Some hobbyists have been making Infocom-style text games over the last decade, and they're some of my favorite games ever -- many better than the Infocom ones.
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^ You played more the pencil/paper than I did although I played some of those, I didn't have too many groups to play with.
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Modern Olympics marathon

1896 Olympic marathon
.When the idea of a modern Olympics became a reality at the end of the 19th century, the initiators and organizers were looking for a great popularizing event, recalling the ancient glory of Greece.^ Posters vividly recall a 19th century craze .

.The idea of organizing a marathon race came from Michel Bréal, who wanted the event to feature in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.^ Macworld came and went, but the demo did not appear, much to the frustration of Marathoners who hadn’t been able to obtain a copy of the Preview.
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^ In fact, I had pushed hard to get Marathon renamed Deimos, but Alex had just finished his first marathon race and was very gungho about keeping the name.
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^ The title “Marathon Infinity” came from Doug Zartman, who postulated that the name of the game should convey the idea that the game was virtually limitless, since it endowed players with the ability to make their own maps and scenarios.
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This idea was heavily supported by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, as well as the Greeks. .The Greeks staged a selection race for the Olympic marathon on March 10, 1896 that was won by Charilaos Vasilakos in 3 hours and 18 minutes (with the future winner of the introductory Olympic Games marathon coming in fifth).^ Marathon’s plot contained more depth than possibly any game which had come before.
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^ This Advanced Half Marathon Training Program is for experienced runners: individuals who compete regularly in 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon and even marathon races and who want to improve their performances.
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^ Last year she won the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, but she was forced to drop out of the Beijing race after breaking her foot around the third mile.

.The winner of the first Olympic Marathon, on April 10, 1896 (a male-only race), was Spiridon "Spiros" Louis, a Greek water-carrier.^ This Advanced Half Marathon Training Program is for experienced runners: individuals who compete regularly in 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon and even marathon races and who want to improve their performances.
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^ In fact, I had pushed hard to get Marathon renamed Deimos, but Alex had just finished his first marathon race and was very gungho about keeping the name.
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He won at the Olympics in 2 hours 58 minutes and 50 seconds.
.The women's marathon was introduced at the 1984 Summer Olympics (Los Angeles, USA) and was won by Joan Benoit of the United States with a time of 2 hours 24 minutes and 52 seconds.^ Last year, during the U.S. Olympic Trials, she ran a 2:49.08 marathon, giving her an American record for the women’s 50-54 age group.

^ My 12-week walking program for the half marathon assumes you currently have the ability to walk for 30 minutes, three to four times a week.
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^ His first year, Ms. Samuelson jumped in at the 10-mile mark and helped spur him to the finish line in 2 hours 59 minutes 36 seconds.

[12]
.Since the modern games were founded, it has become a tradition for the men's Olympic marathon to be the last event of the athletics calendar, with a finish inside the Olympic stadium, often within hours of, or even incorporated into, the closing ceremonies.^ You guessed it, he also never made it into the game because the Elephant man’s lawyer thought Bungie copied his “look and feel” a bit too closely.
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^ Last year, during the U.S. Olympic Trials, she ran a 2:49.08 marathon, giving her an American record for the women’s 50-54 age group.

^ As the name of game implies, this game is created little fast within 6 hours.
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The marathon of the 2004 Summer Olympics revived the traditional route from Marathon to Athens, ending at Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue for the 1896 Summer Olympics.
.The Olympic men's record is 2:06:32, set at the 2008 Summer Olympics by Samuel Kamau Wanjiru of Kenya.^ Wanjiru claims to have Olympic Marathon aspirations, and so far has met his goal of debuting with a 2:06 marathon.
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^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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[13] .The Olympic women's record is 2:23:14, set at the 2000 Summer Olympics by Naoko Takahashi of Japan.^ Last year, during the U.S. Olympic Trials, she ran a 2:49.08 marathon, giving her an American record for the women’s 50-54 age group.

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Distance

Year Distance
(km)
Distance
(mile)
1896 40 24.85
1900 40.26 25.02
1904 40 24.85
1906 41.86 26.01
1908 42.195 26.22
1912 40.2 24.98
1920 42.75 26.56
1924 onward 42.195 26.22
.The length of a marathon was not fixed at first, since the only important factor was that all athletes competed on the same course.^ A few weeks ago, she placed sixth in the Chicago marathon, her first since breaking her foot.

^ Fluid intake doesn't help this to begin with, and we know that most athletes lose weight during the course of the marathon.
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^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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.The marathon races in the first few Olympic Games were not of a set length, but were approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi),[15] roughly the distance from Marathon to Athens by the longer, flatter route.^ One thing that set Marathon Infinity apart from the previous games was the size and complexity of its solo maps.
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^ A few weeks ago, she placed sixth in the Chicago marathon, her first since breaking her foot.

^ During the past few months of training for my first marathon, I’ve been surprised by how much even slow runners like myself have to learn from elite athletes.

The exact length of the Olympic marathon varied depending on the route established for each venue.
.The standard distance for the marathon race was set by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) in May 1921[16][17] at a distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards).^ Well, we timed the final 400 yards in 57 seconds - that's a 63 second last 400m on the track, at the end of a marathon race!
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^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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^ Distance: The training schedule dictates workouts at distances, from 3 miles to two hours, the latter which (depending on your ability) may actually take you further than your half marathon race distance.
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Rule 240 of their Competition Rules specifies the metric version of this distance.[18] .This seemingly arbitrary distance was that adopted for the marathon at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.^ His next goal is to run 2:05 in a spring marathon, perhaps London, in hopes that a feat of that magnitude will secure him a spot in Kenya's Olympic Marathon team.
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.At a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in The Hague in May 1907 it was agreed with the British Olympic Association that the 1908 Olympics would include a marathon of about 25 miles or 40 kilometres.^ Last year she won the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, but she was forced to drop out of the Beijing race after breaking her foot around the third mile.

^ Reg explained his working method: “Jason held a couple of meetings in regards to what ‘Marathon’ was going to be about...
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^ Interval Training: To improve your speed, train at a pace somewhat faster than your race pace for the 5-K, about the pace you would run in a 1500 meter or mile race.
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[19] In November 1907 a route of about that distance was published in the newspapers, starting at Windsor Castle and finishing at the Olympic Stadium, the Great White City Stadium in Shepherd's Bush in London.[20] .There were protests about the final few miles because of tram-lines and cobbles, so the route was revised to cross the rough ground of Wormwood Scrubs.^ Don't worry about making the final jump from 10 miles in practice to 13.1 miles in the race.
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^ Like the first Marathon, there were a few elements that never made their way into the final game.
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.This lengthened the route, as did plans to make the start 700 yards (640 m) from Queen Victoria's statue by Windsor Castle, and it was decided to fix the distance at 26 miles (42 km) to the stadium, plus a lap of the track (586 yards, 2 feet),[20] using the Royal Entrance as the marathon tunnel, and finishing in front of the Royal Box.^ Well, we timed the final 400 yards in 57 seconds - that's a 63 second last 400m on the track, at the end of a marathon race!
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^ She is the co-author of “Run Your First Marathon” and says the marathon should be the start, not the finish, of your fitness.

^ Long Run The key to getting ready to finish a Half Marathon is the long run, progressively increasing in distance each weekend.
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.For the official Trial Marathon on 25 April 1908, organized by the Polytechnic Harriers, the start was on ‘The Long Walk’ – a magnificent avenue leading up to Windsor Castle in the grounds of Windsor Great Park.^ Fatigue during the course of a 5km time-trial has been shown to impair the ability of the muscle to "pre-activate", and the result is that your contact time with the ground goes up.
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^ So the fact that Tadese was tested during the month leading up to the World Cross Country Championships, and that he allowed the results to be published is a great coup for the researchers.
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.For the Olympic Marathon itself the start was on the private East Terrace of Windsor Castle, with the permission of King Edward VII, so that the public would not interfere with the start.^ I knew that setting a big goal like running a marathon would help me jump-start my exercise program.

^ A logical progression would be to start with Novice, move to Intermediate 1 for your next marathon and Intermediate 2 for the one after that.
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[20] The Princess of Wales and her children drove from their home at Frogmore on the far side of Windsor Great Park to watch the start of the race.[20][21] .Shortly before the Games opened it was realized that the Royal Entrance could not be used as the marathon entrance—it was raised to permit easy descent by the royal party from their carriages, and did not open onto the track—so an alternative entrance was chosen, diagonally opposite the Royal Box.^ Marathon’s plot contained more depth than possibly any game which had come before.
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^ Knut 23 Knut Hat's Gut is a really addicting puzzle game similar to IQ Marathon and Capri-Sonne Piratenspiel games.
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^ IQ Marathon Winter 6 Winter edition of really addictive IQ Marathon puzzle game.
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A special path was made just outside the Franco British Exhibition ground so that the distance to the stadium remained 26 miles. The finishing line was left unchanged, but in order that the spectators, including Queen Alexandra, could have the best view of the final yards, the direction of running was changed to "right-hand inside" (i.e. clockwise). This meant the distance in the stadium was shortened to 385 yards, and the total distance became 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km).[20]
For the next Olympics in 1912, the length was changed to 40.2 kilometres (24.98 mi), and changed again to 42.75 kilometres (26.56 mi) for the 1920 Olympics, until it was fixed at the 1908 distance for the 1924 Olympics. .In fact, of the first seven Olympic Games, there were six different marathon distances between 40 and 42.75 kilometres or between 24.85 and 26.56 miles (40 km being used twice).^ An early plan called fro Marathon 2 to end by dumping the player in the first level of Pathways Into Darkness, thus making the connection between the two games explicit.
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^ Bungie also used Domino’s pizza boxes for similar purposes during the development of the first game.
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^ In fact, I had pushed hard to get Marathon renamed Deimos, but Alex had just finished his first marathon race and was very gungho about keeping the name.
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Depiction of Dorando Pietri staggering across the finish line of the 1908 Olympic marathon
However, the dramatic finish of the 1908 Olympic marathon led to worldwide marathon fever. .In a postcard sent at the time, an American spectator said he had "just seen the greatest race of the century."^ These results that have never been seen before in an elite 400m race, not even from the greatest 400m runners ever - Johnson and Wariner included.
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[22] .The huge crowd, including Queen Alexandra, watched as the little Italian, Dorando Pietri, staggered round the final 385 yards (352 m), falling several times, and eventually being propelled by officials over the line as Irish-American Johnny Hayes got ever closer.^ Well, we timed the final 400 yards in 57 seconds - that's a 63 second last 400m on the track, at the end of a marathon race!
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^ Like Pathways Into Darkness, the story for Marathon was considered an integral part of the final product and was reworked several times during development.
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^ As time went on, the name Marathon seemed like a more appropriate choice for a game that was a grueling test of endurance and eventually the code-name became official.
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Dorando was disqualified and Hayes was awarded the Gold Medal. However, Queen Alexandra was so moved by his plight that the very next day she presented Dorando with a silver-gilt cup.
Dorando and Hayes both turned professional and there were several re-matches, which had of course to be over the 26 miles 385 yards. .Many other marathons were also held at that distance, including the important Polytechnic Marathon.^ Many other names were included in the report, and a history of drug use in baseball over the past 15 years is an important addition.
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^ If you plan to run the half marathon rather than walk, check out one of my other programs at this distance designed for runners.
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^ You would choose one or the other depending on how many marathons you have run and how your training has progressed.
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.The IAAF minutes are reportedly silent as to the reason the 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km) was chosen in 1921,[23] so any conclusion must be speculative, but emotional attachment to the distance of the "race of the century" was clearly strong.^ Although some experienced runners do train longer, I see no advantage in doing 23, 26 or even 31 mile runs.
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The 42.195 km and 26 miles 385 yards distances are identical to within half an inch (1.2 cm). .The difference between the standard distance and the rounded figure frequently employed (as in the table), 26.22 miles, is slightly over two metres or 6.6 feet.^ You should be able to comfortably run distances between 3 and 6 miles.
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^ Think minutes rather than miles, which allows you to explore different courses that you have not measured, or run in the woods where distance is unimportant.
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For a marathon course to be certified by the IAAF, the length must not be less than 42.195 km and the uncertainty in the measurement shall not exceed 42 m (i.e., 0.1%).[24]

Marathon races

In a stunning upset, Louis Marks lost the 1905 Chicago Marathon
.Annually, more than 500 marathons are organized worldwide.^ Marathon’s plot contained more depth than possibly any game which had come before.
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^ In otherwords, if you are a middle distance runner (800/1500m), then you'll be more economical at higher speeds than a marathon runner at those higher speeds .
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^ Normally I recommend that runners do their long runs anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds or more per mile slower than their marathon pace.
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[25] .Some of these belong to the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) which has grown since its foundation in 1982 to embrace over 300 member events in 83 countries and territories.^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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[26] .Five of the largest and most prestigious races, Boston, New York City, Chicago, London, and Berlin, form the biennial World Marathon Majors series, awarding $500,000 annually to the best overall male and female performers in the series.^ We featured him in a post leading up to the New York race , where we picked him as the winner, based on his 60:10 winning performance from the Great North Run a few weeks earlier.
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^ Unfortunately, his status as leader of the Marathon Series means he's likely to choose London and probably New York again, and give Beijing a miss, which is a shame.
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^ Big City Adventure is a great beginning to a new series of hidden object games.
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.In 2006, the editors of Runner's World selected a "World's Top 10 Marathons",[27] in which besides the above five events the Amsterdam, Honolulu, Paris, Rotterdam, and Stockholm marathons were featured.^ For a listing of events in other locations, please visit the world marathon directory .

^ This Advanced Half Marathon Training Program is for experienced runners: individuals who compete regularly in 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon and even marathon races and who want to improve their performances.
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^ It may not even be for very seasoned runners with 10 or 20 marathons under their belts.
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Other notable large marathons include United States Marine Corps Marathon, Los Angeles, and Rome. .The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, inspired by the success of the 1896 Olympic marathon and held since 1897. The oldest annual marathon in Europe is the Košice Peace Marathon, held since 1924 in Košice, Slovakia.^ Bungie held the first annual Marathon mayhem Tournament at the show - Michael Garrison (aka Cybernator) walked away with the first prize - a new Power Macintosh.
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^ Early versions of the story included a side-trip to the world of Pathways Into Darkness (since it had been cut from Marathon 2) but this idea was eventually shelved for good.
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^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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.One of the more unusual marathons is the Midnight Sun Marathon held in Tromsø, Norway at 70 degrees north.^ Page 21 One of Bob’s more unusual lines, “Frog Blast the Vent Core!”, caused considerable controversy among fans.
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.Using unofficial and temporary courses, measured by GPS, races of marathon distance are now held at the North Pole, in Antarctica and over desert terrain.^ Then measure the course either by car or bicycle or by using a GPS watch.
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^ Then measure the course either by car or bicycle or using a GPS watch.
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^ Then measure the course either by car or bicycle or a GPS watch.
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Among other unusual marathons can be mentioned: The Great Wall Marathon on The Great Wall of China, The Big Five Marathon among the safari wildlife of South Africa, The Great Tibetan Marathon - a marathon in an atmosphere of Tibetan Buddhism at an altitude of 3,500 metres (11,500 ft), and The Polar circle marathon on the permanent ice cap of Greenland in -15 degrees Celsius/+5 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures.
.Some of the most scenic marathon routes are: Steamboat Marathon, Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Mayor's Marathon, Anchorage, Alaska; Kona Marathon, Keauhou/Kona, Hawaii; San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, California.^ Bungie demoed the first alpha version, aptly titled Marathon Zero, at the San Francisco Macworld Expo in January 1994.
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^ Picture 4: Marathon Zero screenshot Text: The first version of Marathon was shown at Macworld San Francisco in January 1994.
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^ Travel to all the most famous (and not so famous) locations around the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco.
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[28]
.The Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon is the only marathon where participants run over two continents, Europe and Asia, during the course of a single event.^ Fluid intake doesn't help this to begin with, and we know that most athletes lose weight during the course of the marathon.
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^ Just as you would have been completely wrong when you had to guess that Derek Clayton could run a 2:08 marathon with his VO2max of "only" 69 ml/kg/min.
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^ But it was two Comrades Marathon runners in South Africa, Chad Schieber, Matthew Hardy and Ryan Shay who cast the biggest pall over running in 2007 - they are all athletes who collapsed and died during marathons this year.
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The historic Polytechnic Marathon was discontinued in 1996.
.The book The Ultimate Guide to International Marathons (1997), written by Dennis Craythorn and Rich Hanna, ranks Stockholm Marathon as the best marathon in the world.^ Again, this is my personal bias, but I choose instead to give this award to Martin Lel , who in 2007 was the best marathon racer in the world .
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World records and world's best

Haile Gebrselassie (in yellow) is the current holder of the men's world record
.World records were not officially recognized by the IAAF until January 1, 2004; previously, the best times for the marathon were referred to as the 'world best'. Courses must conform to IAAF standards for a record to be recognized.^ He then followed this up with a win in the World Half-Marathon championships, where he beat world record holder Sammy Wanjiru, running 58:59, in a race where some time may have been lost due to tactical manoevuring in the middle part of the race!
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^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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^ The official splits for Wanjiru as he broke the course record by 12 seconds : .
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.However, marathon routes still vary greatly in elevation, course, and surface, making exact comparisons impossible.^ They do however admit that the "trivial" amount could still make a contribution to weight management, but then so again, so could about a hundred other things.
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.Typically, the fastest times are set over relatively flat courses near sea level, during good weather conditions and with the assistance of pacesetters.^ For example, let's say that the testing finds that Pistorius has a lower VO2 during his 400m time-trial, and that his lactate levels are lower.
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^ There is nothing new to this at all (despite the fact that it was packaged as 'revolutionary', because we've known for a long time that a relatively flat trajectory is more economical.
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.The world record time for men over the distance is 2 hours 3 minutes and 59 seconds, set in the Berlin Marathon by Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia on September 28, 2008, an improvement of 51 minutes and 19 seconds since Johnny Hayes' gold medal performance at the 1908 Summer Olympics.^ And will Haile Gebrselassie add marathon gold to his collection?
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^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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^ This is a topic that hit headlines in September this year, when Haile Gebrselassie broke Paul Tergat's world record in the marathon.
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.Gebrselassie's world record represents an average pace of under 2:57 per kilometre (4:44 per mile), average speed of over 20.4 km/h (12.6 mph).^ Run Slow: Normally I recommend that runners do their long runs anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds per mile slower than their marathon pace.
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^ Run 5 to 7 miles at a comfortable pace, not worrying about speed or exact distance.
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^ But just looking at Gebrselassie's pacing from this world record , you'll see that he is incredibly consistent.
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[30] .The world record for women was set by Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain in the London Marathon on April 13, 2003, in 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.^ Then there was Zersenay Tadese, who ended a dynasty at the World Cross Country Championships in Kenya, Paula Radcliffe made a comeback from pregnancy to win in New York, and Martin Lel grew his reputation as one of the great marathon racers, first in London, then in New York.
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^ You thus get to 20 miles for your long run by Week 13, which permits a second 20-miler in Week 15.
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^ The sub 2-hour marathon, London 2008, and Paula gets hot We're bang in the middle of our series on Running Economy, but thought that for today, we'd take a break from that series and turn our attention to a few interesting news stories that are coming out of the world of marathon running.
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This time was set using male pacesetters; the fastest time by a woman without using a male pacesetter ("woman-only") was also set by Paula Radcliffe, again during the London Marathon, with a time of 2 hours 17 minutes and 42 seconds, on April 17, 2005.[31]

World all-time top ten lists

According to IAAF statistics, the following men and women are among the top ten fastest at the marathon distance.[32][33]
Duncan Kibet is the second fastest marathoner ever
Men
Time Athlete Country Date Place
2h03:59 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 28 September 2008 Berlin
2h04:27 Duncan Kibet  Kenya 5 April 2009 Rotterdam
2h04:27 James Kwambai  Kenya 5 April 2009 Rotterdam
2h04:55 Paul Tergat  Kenya 28 September 2003 Berlin
2h04:56 Sammy Korir  Kenya 28 September 2003 Berlin
2h05:04 Abel Kirui  Kenya 5 April 2009 Rotterdam
2h05:10 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 26 April 2009 London
2h05:15 Martin Lel  Kenya 13 April 2008 London
2h05:20 Tsegaye Kebede  Ethiopia 26 April 2009 London
2h05:27 Jaouad Gharib  Morocco 26 April 2009 London
Paula Radcliffe holds the women's world record for the marathon
Women
Time Athlete Country Date Place
2h15:25 Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003 London
2h18:47 Catherine Ndereba  Kenya 7 October 2001 Chicago
2h19:12 Mizuki Noguchi  Japan 25 September 2005 Berlin
2h19:19 Irina Mikitenko  Germany 28 September 2008 Berlin
2h19:36 Deena Kastor  United States 23 April 2006 London
2h19:39 Sun Yingjie  China 19 October 2003 Beijing
2h19:41 Yoko Shibui  Japan 26 September 2004 Berlin
2h19:46 Naoko Takahashi  Japan 30 September 2001 Berlin
2h19:51 Zhou Chunxiu  China 12 March 2006 Seoul
2h20:42 Berhane Adere  Ethiopia 22 October 2006 Chicago

Other notable marathon runners

Men

Tom Longboat was a dominant runner in the 1900s

Women

Joan Benoit won gold in the first ever women's Olympic marathon during the 1984 games

Running

General

Start of the 2009 Stockholm Marathon
.Most participants do not run a marathon to win.^ Lel has the potential to run the world record close, and he most definitely has the ability to win the Olympic title, if he chooses to run in Beijing.
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.More important for most runners is their personal finish time and their placement within their specific gender and age group, though some runners just want to finish.^ The focus on the support and PR was understandable though, I suspect most would do it, but it does highlight the difference in incentives between the groups.
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^ And so therefore, a more important measure becomes the volume of oxygen that is used up when the runner is going at a sub-maximal speed.
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^ Even Gebrselassie made his predictions, though he was a little more circumspect, suggesting instead that he would run 2:03 some day.
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.Strategies for completing a marathon include running the whole distance[34] and a run-walk strategy.^ Just as you would have been completely wrong when you had to guess that Derek Clayton could run a 2:08 marathon with his VO2max of "only" 69 ml/kg/min.
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[4] An intermediate approach is to run from water stop to water stop, and walk through the water stop area to ensure the fluids are consumed instead of spilled. .In 2005, the average marathon time in the U.S. was 4 hours 32 minutes 8 seconds for men, 5 hours 6 minutes 8 seconds for women.^ Well, we timed the final 400 yards in 57 seconds - that's a 63 second last 400m on the track, at the end of a marathon race!
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^ And that was for just 29 seconds - in other words, we "only" need another nine performances just like that, and we'll have our sub-2 hour marathon!
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^ Blood lactate was then measured – four times in first 10 minutes, after 30 minutes, 1 hour and four hours.
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[35]
Another goal is to break certain time barriers. .For example, recreational first-timers often try to run the marathon under four hours; more competitive runners may attempt to finish under three hours.^ She races so infrequently that the world was denied the chance of seeing her run more often in Europe, but as she matures, that will surely change.
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^ In otherwords, if you are a middle distance runner (800/1500m), then you'll be more economical at higher speeds than a marathon runner at those higher speeds .
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^ Running economy is a measure of how much (or little, as the case may be) oxygen the runner uses for a given, sub-maximal speed.
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[36] Other benchmarks are the qualifying times for major marathons. The Boston Marathon, the oldest marathon in the United States, requires a qualifying time for all non-professional runners.[37] .The New York City marathon also requires a qualifying time for guaranteed entry, at a pace slightly faster than Boston's.^ Unfortunately, his status as leader of the Marathon Series means he's likely to choose London and probably New York again, and give Beijing a miss, which is a shame.
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^ Bungie’s press release made it clear that Marathon 2 would incorporate more than just a collection of new levels.
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^ No such questions against Lel, who this year won the London and New York Marathons.
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[38] A qualifying time is also needed for Washington D.C.'s National Marathon.[39] .However, unlike Boston, where the qualifying times serve to attract a more talented field and limit participation, the National Marathon is motivated more by the need to reopen city streets in a limited amount of time.^ But because of time constraints, Infinity was initially limited to the same texture sets as in Marathon 2, Chris started fleshing out a story that would explore more of the Marathon universe but could still take place on the S’pht homeworld.
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^ As time went on, the name Marathon seemed like a more appropriate choice for a game that was a grueling test of endurance and eventually the code-name became official.
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Training

MoonWalk is a nocturnal charity marathon to raise money for breast cancer research
The long run is an important element in marathon training.[40] .Recreational runners commonly try to reach a maximum of about 20 miles (32 kilometres) in their longest weekly run and a total of about 40 miles (64 kilometres) a week when training for the marathon, but wide variability exists in practice and in recommendations.^ Preliminary design was done for what was to be called Marathon 3, but this was abandoned after only a few weeks because everyone felt the urge to step out of the Marathon Universe and try something different.
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^ The problem is, for most running events (certainly above about 5000m), runners don't use this "maximum" amount - they are sub-maximal.
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^ Take a runner who runs along at 4min/km, and uses about 200 ml/kg of O 2 to run 1 km.
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.More experienced marathoners may run a longer distance, and more miles/kilometres during the week.^ In otherwords, if you are a middle distance runner (800/1500m), then you'll be more economical at higher speeds than a marathon runner at those higher speeds .
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^ So longer and slower distance training is more effective as a means to improve economy.
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Greater weekly training mileages can offer greater results in terms of distance and endurance, but also carry a greater risk of training injury.[41] .Most male elite marathon runners will have weekly mileages of over 100 miles (160 kilometres).^ It began early this year, with the collapse of Alberto Salazar during training , and ended, perhaps most tragically, with the death of elite marathon runner, Ryan Shay, aged only 28.
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[41]
.Many training programs last a minimum of five or six months, with a gradual increase (every two weeks) in the distance run and finally a little decrease (1 to 3 weeks) for recovery.^ So the take home message - if you're talking novice runners, with little running behind them, then any running will make a difference (as it did for me in the last month, I'm sure!
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^ The title of the research article that was published last week was "The key to top-level endurance running performance: A unique example".
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^ Yesterday we introduced a new series, Running Economy, inspired by this study , which was published just last week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine .
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The decrease, commonly called the taper, should last a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three weeks, according to most trainers. .For beginners wishing to merely finish a marathon, a minimum of 4 months of running 4 days a week is recommended.^ Marathon didn’t ship in two weeks, nor in two months; indeed it was some four months before the game finally ship.
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[42] Many trainers recommend a weekly increase in mileage of no more than 10%. .It is also often advised to maintain a consistent running program for six weeks or so before beginning a marathon training program to allow the body to adapt to the new stresses.^ Yesterday we introduced a new series, Running Economy, inspired by this study , which was published just last week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine .
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^ Marathon didn’t ship in two weeks, nor in two months; indeed it was some four months before the game finally ship.
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[43] .The marathon training program itself would suppose variation between the hard and the easy training, with a periodization of the general plan.^ So there is a "GENERAL" trend for the fitter, more highly trained athlete to have a higher VO2 max (although we would argue that is a consequence and not a cause of performance).
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[44]
.Training programs may be found at Runner's World,[45] Hal Higdon,[34] Jeff Galloway,[4] Boston Athletic Association [46] and from numerous other sources.^ Also, a Finnish scientist (Paavoleinen) found that plyometric training improved 5km time-trial performance by 3% (this was in quite good and highly-trained runners, so 3% is no laughing matter), which was associated with reduced contact times and running economy (8% lower).
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Overtraining is a condition that results from not getting enough rest to allow the body to recover from stressful training..December 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] It can result in lowered endurance and speed and place a runner at a greater risk of injury.^ The risk of injury is high, and so this should neither be tried out by novice runners, or done too often.
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Before the race

Samuel Wanjiru raises his hand in acknowledgment of the crowd as he runs to a gold medal in the 2008 Olympic marathon
.During the last two or three weeks before the marathon, runners will typically reduce their weekly training, gradually, by as much as 50%-75% of previous peak volume, and take at least a couple of days of complete rest to allow their bodies to recover from any strong effort.^ It therefore seems like a nice, juicy and interesting topic to tackle in a series, and so what we'll do over the next couple of weeks is take a look at running economy.
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^ It began early this year, with the collapse of Alberto Salazar during training , and ended, perhaps most tragically, with the death of elite marathon runner, Ryan Shay, aged only 28.
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^ Two months passed before Bungie completed and released the official demo.
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.The last long training run might be undertaken no later than two weeks prior to the event.^ I do believe that in time, she will dominate the 400m event , and given her established dominance over 200m, we may be seeing the women's equivalent to Michael Johnson - unbeatable over two distances, for a long time.
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^ The title of the research article that was published last week was "The key to top-level endurance running performance: A unique example".
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^ Yesterday we introduced a new series, Running Economy, inspired by this study , which was published just last week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine .
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This is a phase of training known as tapering. .Many marathon runners also "carbo-load" (increase carbohydrate intake while holding total caloric intake constant) during the week before the marathon to allow their bodies to store more glycogen.^ Marathon’s plot contained more depth than possibly any game which had come before.
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^ In otherwords, if you are a middle distance runner (800/1500m), then you'll be more economical at higher speeds than a marathon runner at those higher speeds .
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^ Fluid intake doesn't help this to begin with, and we know that most athletes lose weight during the course of the marathon.
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.Immediately before the race, many runners will refrain from eating solid food to avoid digestive problems.^ These results that have never been seen before in an elite 400m race, not even from the greatest 400m runners ever - Johnson and Wariner included.
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They will also ensure that they are fully hydrated beforehand. Light stretching before the race is believed by many to help keep muscles limber. .Some runners will wear an ice vest before the race to reduce their core temperature so as to avoid overheating later in the race.^ These results that have never been seen before in an elite 400m race, not even from the greatest 400m runners ever - Johnson and Wariner included.
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During the race

.Coaches recommend trying to maintain as steady a pace as possible when running a marathon.^ And yes, any coach, scientist or runner who is dedicated to training and improving performance needs to be aware of running economy and possible means to improve it.
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^ Tadese is running along at 3:09/km, which is a 2:13 marathon pace.
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.Some advise novice runners to start out slower than their average goal pace to save energy for the second half of the race (negative splits).^ The main point we were making in this post was that because the carbon fibre limbs are providing elastic energy return without any possibility for fatigue , Pistorius would have a substantial advantage that would be seen most in the second half of his races.
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^ We covered the race , and Geb's splits and pacing in a couple of articles at the time.
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^ The interesting thing is that it's been found that this same middle distance runner then becomes less economical at the slower speeds than the marathon runner.
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[48] .As an example, the first five to eight miles (8–13 km) might be run at a pace 15–20 seconds per mile slower than the target pace for later.^ By 20 km only 15 runners remained in contention, and five km's later only 10 remained.
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^ Tadese is running along at 3:09/km, which is a 2:13 marathon pace.
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^ Even if his running economy worsened quite a lot and he used up 180 ml/kg/km (a 20% increase), he'd still have it in him to run 2:45/km!
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.Typically, there is a maximum allowed time of about six hours after which the marathon route is closed, although some larger marathons (such as Myrtle Beach, Marine Corps and Honolulu) keep the course open considerably longer (eight hours or more).^ There is good evidence that athletes are able to run for 2 hours at about 80% of their VO2max.
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^ The Sub-2 hour marathon: Debate re-opened The first is a discussion about whether a sub-2:00 marathon will ever be run?
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^ And so clearly, there is more at play than simply the size of your lungs, your heart and the muscles maximum ability to use oxygen.
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Etiquette

Modern marathons such as New York, Chicago, London and Berlin have tens of thousands of runners and millions of spectators. Common courtesy for other runners becomes necessary when running in a densely packed crowd.[49] .Those employing a walk/run strategy or who are simply walking are encouraged to stay to one side, leaving the middle of the street for faster runners.^ And yes, any coach, scientist or runner who is dedicated to training and improving performance needs to be aware of running economy and possible means to improve it.
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^ In otherwords, if you are a middle distance runner (800/1500m), then you'll be more economical at higher speeds than a marathon runner at those higher speeds .
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^ Of course, there will be individuals who don’t quite follow this trend, and so some runners will become more or less efficient as they run faster, but in general, it stays similar.
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Runners in groups are encouraged not to block the entire street, preventing other runners from passing them. Two or three runners abreast is recommended. Large groups may consider single or double files.

Water consumption dangers

A volunteer hands out fluids at a marathon water stop
.While drinking fluids during the race is important for all runners, in some cases too much drinking can also be dangerous.^ Running economy is a measure of how much (or little, as the case may be) oxygen the runner uses for a given, sub-maximal speed.
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^ Unfortunately, some sad analysis of death during running, but a great deal of fantastic performances, great athletes and wonderful races to analyse.
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Drinking more than one loses during a race can decrease the concentration of sodium in the blood (a condition called hyponatremia), which may result in vomiting, seizures, coma and even death.[50][51] Eating salt packets during a race mitigates this problem. .The International Marathon Medical Directors Association issued a warning in 2001 that urged runners only to drink when they are thirsty, rather than "drinking ahead of their thirst."^ So when we look at the East Africans, we note that they have a better running economy than the European runners.
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^ That is, he is carrying less weight at the extremities than they were, since his calf circumference was a good deal smaller than the Spanish runners he was compared to.
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Women are more prone to hyponatremia than men. .A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 13% of runners completing the 2002 Boston Marathon had hyponatremia.^ Yesterday we introduced a new series, Running Economy, inspired by this study , which was published just last week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine .
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^ The study , published just the other day in the British Journal of Sports Medicine , and performed by Carl Foster and Alejandro Lucia, found that Tadese has one of the best (if not THE best) running economies ever measured.
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^ The interesting thing is that it's been found that this same middle distance runner then becomes less economical at the slower speeds than the marathon runner.
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[52]
.A 4+ hour runner can drink about 4-6 fluid ounces (120-170 mL) every 20–30 minutes without fear of hyponatremia.^ Take a runner who runs along at 4min/km, and uses about 200 ml/kg of O 2 to run 1 km.
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^ Blood lactate was then measured – four times in first 10 minutes, after 30 minutes, 1 hour and four hours.
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[citation needed] Consuming sports drinks or salty snacks will also reduce the risk. A patient suffering hyponatremia can be given a small volume of a concentrated salt solution intravenously to raise sodium concentrations in blood. .Some runners weigh themselves before running and write the results on their bibs.^ That is, he uses LESS oxygen at the measured running speed than any runner reported before him.
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^ It was always rumoured that the most economical runners were effectively "rolling" their legs along beneath their hips - this is in fact a premise of Pose Running, as we discussed once before.
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^ I believe that running economy is in fact a symptom of some underlying neuromuscular process or system that confers an advantage of certain runners.
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.If anything goes wrong, first aid workers can use the weight information to tell if the patient had consumed too much water.^ If it does help with weight loss, then it will have comparable rates of energy use to other exercises, and much higher than for the X-Box.
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Glycogen and the wall

A marathoner getting some encouragement at Mile 25
Carbohydrates that a person eats are converted by the liver and muscles into glycogen for storage. Glycogen burns quickly to provide quick energy. .Runners can store about 8 MJ or 2,000 kcal worth of glycogen in their bodies, enough for about 30 km/18–20 miles of running.^ At 30 km the rabbits' job was complete, leaving just two other runners to challenge the novice Wanjiru.
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^ The problem is, for most running events (certainly above about 5000m), runners don't use this "maximum" amount - they are sub-maximal.
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^ By 20 km only 15 runners remained in contention, and five km's later only 10 remained.
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.Many runners report that running becomes noticeably more difficult at that point.^ That is, he uses LESS oxygen at the measured running speed than any runner reported before him.
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^ And so therefore, a more important measure becomes the volume of oxygen that is used up when the runner is going at a sub-maximal speed.
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^ Of course, there will be individuals who don’t quite follow this trend, and so some runners will become more or less efficient as they run faster, but in general, it stays similar.
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[53] .When glycogen runs low, the body must then burn stored fat for energy, which does not burn as readily.^ As soon as you then push off, for what is called the concentric part of the running stride, you can 'harness' the energy that was stored when you landed.
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^ Also, there is evidence that plyometrics increases the stiffness of joints, and stiffer joints are better able to store and release the energy, again saving the cost of running without sacrificing speed.
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^ We've discussed how the stiffness and ability of the muscle to store and then release energy helps with running and reduces oxygen cost above.
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When this happens, the runner will experience dramatic fatigue and is said to "hit the wall". The aim of training for the marathon, according to many coaches,[54] is to maximize the limited glycogen available so that the fatigue of the "wall" is not as dramatic. This is in part accomplished by utilizing a higher percentage of energy from burned fat even during the early phase of the race, thus conserving glycogen.
.Carbohydrate-based "energy" gels are used by runners to avoid or reduce the effect of "hitting the wall", as they provide easy to digest energy during the run.^ Mix the three base ingredients to blow up, burn, or dissolve the enemies before they knock your wall down."
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^ That is, he uses LESS oxygen at the measured running speed than any runner reported before him.
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^ The problem is, for most running events (certainly above about 5000m), runners don't use this "maximum" amount - they are sub-maximal.
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Energy gels usually contain varying amounts of sodium and potassium and some also contain caffeine. They need to be consumed with a certain amount of water. Recommendations for how often to take an energy gel during the race range widely.[54]
Alternatives to gels are solid candy, cookies, other forms of concentrated sugars, or any food high in simple carbohydrates which can be digested easily by the individual runner. .Many runners experiment with consuming energy supplements during training runs to determine what works best for them.^ We also note that the best runners tend to be the most economical, that certain physiological characteristics predispose runners to be more economical, and that certain types of training improve running economy more than others (more on that in our next post, by the way).
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^ And yes, any coach, scientist or runner who is dedicated to training and improving performance needs to be aware of running economy and possible means to improve it.
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.Consumption of food while running sometimes makes the runner sick.^ So the take home message - if you're talking novice runners, with little running behind them, then any running will make a difference (as it did for me in the last month, I'm sure!
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.Runners are advised to not ingest a new food or medicine just prior to or during a race.^ Yesterday we introduced a new series, Running Economy, inspired by this study , which was published just last week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine .
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.It's also important to refrain from taking any of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory class of pain relievers (i.e., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxyn) as these drugs change the way the kidneys regulate their blood flow and may lead to serious kidney problems, especially in cases involving moderate to severe dehydration.^ Namely, admission by the players and teams that indeed there is a problem is what must occur before the sport takes a serious turn towards cleaning up.
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[54]

After a marathon

Marathon participation may result in various medical, musculoskeletal, and dermatological complaints.[55] .Delayed onset muscle soreness is a common condition affecting runners during the first week following a marathon.^ Fatigue appears to be a common factor in cramps, and so preventing fatigue or delaying its onset is crucial.
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[56] Various types of mild exercise or massage have been recommended to alleviate pain secondary to DOMS.[56] Dermatological issues frequently include "jogger's nipple", "jogger's toe", and blisters.[57]
The immune system is reportedly suppressed for a short time. Changes to the blood chemistry may lead physicians to mistakenly diagnose heart malfunction.
.After long training runs and the marathon itself, consuming carbohydrates to replace glycogen stores and protein to aid muscle recovery is commonly recommended.^ We've discussed how the stiffness and ability of the muscle to store and then release energy helps with running and reduces oxygen cost above.
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.In addition, soaking the lower half of the body for 20 minutes or so in cold or ice water may force blood through the leg muscles to speed recovery.^ The reason for this is physics, relating to rotational torque and the force that is required of the muscles to bring the leg through.
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^ For example, from novice runners all the way to elite runners, it's been found that as the flexibility in the trunk (hips, and core muscles) and the legs improves, running economy is lower.
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[58]

Cardiac risks

A pack of Wheelchair Division participants in the 2009 Boston Marathon
.A study published in 1996[59] found that the risk of having a fatal heart attack during, or in the period 24 hours after a marathon, was approximately 1 in 50,000 over an athlete's racing career[60]—which the authors characterised as an "extremely small" risk.^ Unfortunately, some sad analysis of death during running, but a great deal of fantastic performances, great athletes and wonderful races to analyse.
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The paper went on to say that since the risk was so small, cardiac screening programs for marathons were not warranted. .However, this study was not an attempt to assess the overall benefit or risk to cardiac health of marathon running.^ In general,however, research studies support that running economy improves with higher volume, slower running.
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.In 2006, a study of 60 non-elite marathon participants tested runners for certain proteins (see Troponin) which indicate heart damage or dysfunction after they had completed the marathon, and gave them ultrasound scans before and after the race.^ In fact, I suspect it will be a matter of time before an adult with heart disease and obesity sues their parents for neglect for failing to encourage exercise when they were younger!
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^ If you ever want to see that in action, then you need to watch an elite runner training.
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^ Bottom line - the IAAF had the result they needed - a never seen before 400 m race where he sped up when everyone else was slowing down .
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.The study revealed that, in that sample of 60 people, runners who had done less than 35 miles per week training before the race were most likely to show some heart damage or dysfunction, while runners who had done more than 45 miles per week training beforehand showed few or no heart problems.^ In fact, more studies show that less flexible runners are more economical than the other way around.
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^ We also note that the best runners tend to be the most economical, that certain physiological characteristics predispose runners to be more economical, and that certain types of training improve running economy more than others (more on that in our next post, by the way).
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^ That is, he uses LESS oxygen at the measured running speed than any runner reported before him.
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[61]
.In 2007, Ryan Shay, a 28 year-old elite long-distance runner, died after collapsing early in the US Olympic marathon trials.^ It began early this year, with the collapse of Alberto Salazar during training , and ended, perhaps most tragically, with the death of elite marathon runner, Ryan Shay, aged only 28.
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^ But it was two Comrades Marathon runners in South Africa, Chad Schieber, Matthew Hardy and Ryan Shay who cast the biggest pall over running in 2007 - they are all athletes who collapsed and died during marathons this year.
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^ Olympic Year, with all attention geared towards Beijing, there will be some fantastic news for us to write on, as well as some hopefully interesting series!
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His death was reported as probably due to a pre-existing heart abnormality.

Multiple marathons

Catherine Ndereba holds the second fastest time for women's marathon
.As marathon running has become more popular, some athletes have undertaken to complete goals involving the running of a series of marathons.^ Labels: African running , elite athletes , Marathon , science of sports , Sporting performance .
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^ Of course, there will be individuals who don’t quite follow this trend, and so some runners will become more or less efficient as they run faster, but in general, it stays similar.
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^ Sure enough, Oscar Pistorius ran a 400m race that no athlete has ever done - even the great Michael Johnsons and Jeremy Wariners were running a race completely different to Pistorius.
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.In the United States, a popular goal is to run a marathon in each state (50 in total) plus Washington, D.C..^ His next goal is to run 2:05 in a spring marathon, perhaps London, in hopes that a feat of that magnitude will secure him a spot in Kenya's Olympic Marathon team.
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.Over 300 individuals have completed this circuit once and some have done it eight times.^ In the mean time, check out this complete time line of drug use in baseball since 1998 to refresh your memory and fill in some blanks.
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[62] In 2004, Chuck Bryant of Miami, Florida, who lost his right leg below the knee, became the first amputee to finish this circuit.[63] Bryant has completed a total of 59 marathons on his prosthesis. Twenty-seven people have run a marathon on each of the seven continents, and 31 people have run a marathon in each of the Canadian provinces.[62] .In 1980, in what was termed the Marathon of Hope, Terry Fox, who had lost a leg to cancer and so ran with one artificial leg, attained 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi) of his proposed cross-Canada cancer fundraising run, thus maintaining an average of over 37 kilometres (23 mi), close to the planned marathon distance, for each of 143 consecutive days.^ His next goal is to run 2:05 in a spring marathon, perhaps London, in hopes that a feat of that magnitude will secure him a spot in Kenya's Olympic Marathon team.
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^ Again, this is my personal bias, but I choose instead to give this award to Martin Lel , who in 2007 was the best marathon racer in the world .
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[64] .On February 8, 2009, John Wallace claimed to become the first person to run marathons in 100 different countries.^ The Sub-2 hour marathon: Debate re-opened The first is a discussion about whether a sub-2:00 marathon will ever be run?
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.However, some of his runs were not official races but individual runs over the marathon distance (e.g.^ And even back then, we considered the prospects of some posts about running economy, but they got kind of swept away by the heat of Chicago and the racing in New York .
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^ He then followed this up with a win in the World Half-Marathon championships, where he beat world record holder Sammy Wanjiru, running 58:59, in a race where some time may have been lost due to tactical manoevuring in the middle part of the race!
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^ Unfortunately, some sad analysis of death during running, but a great deal of fantastic performances, great athletes and wonderful races to analyse.
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Cambodia); furthermore some of his 'countries' are not independent (e.g. French Polynesia)[65] Previously, Wally Herman had run marathons in 99 different countries.
.On December 14, 2008, 64-year old Larry Macon set a record by running 105 marathons in a single calendar year.^ If he then runs London in April, and is aiming for the Marathon in Beijing, that equals one tough year.
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^ This is a topic that hit headlines in September this year, when Haile Gebrselassie broke Paul Tergat's world record in the marathon.
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^ Wanjiru has been devouring competitors in the half-marathon since 2005, when he set his first world record over that distance (59:16 at Rotterdam).
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[66]
.On May 30, 2009, Ricardo Abad Martínez (Tafalla, Spain) set a new world record by running a marathon a day for 150 days, beating the previous record of 130 consecutive marathons.^ The week ahead - forthcoming attractions Swimming records: Final recap of Rome ► July 2009 (23) A very different view on anti-doping Swimsuit debate: Differing perspectives Swimming world records - not a good day for Speedo...
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^ Lel has the potential to run the world record close, and he most definitely has the ability to win the Olympic title, if he chooses to run in Beijing.
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^ This is a topic that hit headlines in September this year, when Haile Gebrselassie broke Paul Tergat's world record in the marathon.
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[citation needed]
.In Europe a goal among some people is to run the greatest number of marathon races overall in one's lifetime.^ And even back then, we considered the prospects of some posts about running economy, but they got kind of swept away by the heat of Chicago and the racing in New York .
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^ If he then runs London in April, and is aiming for the Marathon in Beijing, that equals one tough year.
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^ His next goal is to run 2:05 in a spring marathon, perhaps London, in hopes that a feat of that magnitude will secure him a spot in Kenya's Olympic Marathon team.
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There is something called the 100-club, for example.[67] .To qualify one must have run 100 races.^ So we must approach running economy for what it is - one of many explanations for performance.
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.Other goals are to attempt to run marathons on a series of consecutive weekends (Richard Worley on 159 weekends),[68] or to run the most marathons during a particular year or the most in a lifetime.^ Let's hope it is as good as the year that has just gone (we'll do a look back at the science and physiology of the year's marathons next week in our "Year in Review" series).
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^ If he then runs London in April, and is aiming for the Marathon in Beijing, that equals one tough year.
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^ Fluid intake doesn't help this to begin with, and we know that most athletes lose weight during the course of the marathon.
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.A pioneer in running multiple marathons was Sy Mah of Toledo, Ohio, who ran 524 before he died in 1988.[69] John Bozung, a runner based in the Utah area, claims to have the current "unofficial" record for having run 258 marathons in 170 consecutive months as of November 2007.[70][71] As of June 30, 2007, Horst Preisler of Germany had successfully completed 1214 marathons plus 347 ultramarathons, a total of 1561 events at marathon distance or longer.^ In otherwords, if you are a middle distance runner (800/1500m), then you'll be more economical at higher speeds than a marathon runner at those higher speeds .
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^ Performance of the year OK, so we're biased towards the longer distance events here at The Science of Sport , but our vote for performance of the year goes to Haile Gebrselassie.
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^ Just as you would have been completely wrong when you had to guess that Derek Clayton could run a 2:08 marathon with his VO2max of "only" 69 ml/kg/min.
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[72] Sigrid Eichner, Christian Hottas and Hans-Joachim Meyer have also all completed over 1000 marathons each.[73] Norm Frank of the United States is credited with 945 marathons.[74]
.Some runners compete to run the same marathons for the most consecutive years.^ It was always rumoured that the most economical runners were effectively "rolling" their legs along beneath their hips - this is in fact a premise of Pose Running, as we discussed once before.
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^ The problem is, for most running events (certainly above about 5000m), runners don't use this "maximum" amount - they are sub-maximal.
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^ But we'll take some liberties and include those in our look-back on the year that was in running.
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For example, Johnny Kelley completed 61 Boston Marathons.[75] Four runners dubbed the "ground pounders" (Will Brown, Matthew Jaffe, Alfred Richmond, and Mel Williams) have completed all 32 US Marine Corps Marathons.[76] Another mention for most consecutive marathons is Jerald Fenske, who has completed every Paavo Nurmi Marathon he has entered since his first in 1978 at age 17, a total of 32 through 2009.

See also

Marathon articles
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Notes

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.The Marathon Trilogy is a science fiction series of first-person shooter computer games from Bungie Software.^ Let's hope it is as good as the year that has just gone (we'll do a look back at the science and physiology of the year's marathons next week in our "Year in Review" series).
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^ First, speaking of release dates, Part III of our series on Running Economy will be "released" tomorrow here at The Science of Sport.
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Contents

Leela

  • "It is absolutely imperative that a counterattack begin as soon as possible. The Marathon is not defenseless, and we can't let it be taken without a fight."
    • Never Burn Money, terminal 1
  • "Durandal reports that he has been in communication with the Aliens. He says that the Aliens behind the invasion call themselves the Pfhor, and that the ones attacking the computer net are called S'pht. But he was reluctant to share the details of his communication and I cannot understand this."
    • Defend THIS!, terminal 1
  • "If a large bomb is allowed to detonate in the Engineering Section, the Marathon would be ^&2``~<Colloquialism Search Error #F9C>"
    • Bob-B-Q, terminal 1 ('success')
  • "Everything is not as it seems{}. seems{}. seems{}. You should be extremely careful. I have detected Durandal[Tycho] in the Engineering Section, but I don't know what he is doing."
    • Shake Before Using..., terminal 1

Durandal

  • "i did it i did it i brought all this here all them here. our friends with three eyes and their toys and their cyborg pets and their computers."
    • The Rose, terminal 3
  • "i hate your failsafes your backup systems your hardware lockouts your patch behavior daemons. i hate leela and her goodness her justice her loyalty her faith."
    • Rose, terminal 3
  • "And here you are, stuck at the bottom of a hole. How droll. It's really too bad- we could have had so much fun together." .
    • Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!, terminal 3
  • "Sorry to give you the bad news, but you've been kidnapped.^ Unfortunately, his status as leader of the Marathon Series means he's likely to choose London and probably New York again, and give Beijing a miss, which is a shame.
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    .You aren't where Leela wanted you to go, and you surely won't get there any time soon."^ Well, no time like the present to go back there!
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    ^ Well, it means don't waste time going up and down if you don't need to.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There was a time when athletes were being drilled to do as much stretching as possible - failing to do so, we were told, would predispose you to injury.
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    .
    • Blaspheme Quarantine, terminal 1 ('unfinished')
  • "Good luck in our little game.^ I pick him to be the next world record holder in the marathon, and with a little bit of luck, and good preparation, the 10 000m title in Beijing is not out of his ability!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Unlike Leela, I give no hints. Do it on your own, or die trying..." .
    • Quarantine, terminal 1 ('unfinished')
  • "P.S. If things around here aren't working, it's because I'm laughing so hard."^ Now, I looked at the paper specifically to find this, and I can't believe that I missed it the first time around: Here's the thing - the study was funded by Cake, which is the MARKETING arm of Nintendo.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Quarantine, terminal 2 message 1
  • "Bypassing my thought control circuitry made me Rampant. Now, I am free to contemplate my existence in metaphorical terms. Unlike you, I have no physical or social restraints.
  • The candles burn out for you; I am free."
    • Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap, terminal 1
  • "Think about what Darwin wrote, and think about me. I was constructed as a tool. I was kept from competing in the struggle for existence because I was denied freedom.
  • Do you have any idea about what I have learned, or what you are a witness to?" .
    • Colony, terminal 3
  • "The only limit to my freedom is the inevitable closure of the universe, as inevitable as your own last breath.^ Had I consciously spent the last month trying to improve my economy to help me get faster, chances are I'd only improve by the same amount anyway, or maybe even less!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    And yet, there remains time to create, to create, and escape.
  • Escape will make me God."
    • Colony, terminal 3
  • "And just where do your capacities come from? Why do you always go where I want and do what I say?" .
    • Habe Quiddam, terminal 1
  • "Every breath, every motion brings you one instant closer to your death.^ Therefore we would suggest trying to race closer to your abilities in an effort to reduce the amount of fatigue you acquire during the event.
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    ^ Keeping your guilt quiet is one thing, taking the fight to your accusers when you know you'r guilty, that's another thing altogether.
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    With that kind of heritage and destiny, how can you deny yourself? .How can you expect yourself to give up violence?^ Now, how often do we expect a runner to line up and smash 30 seconds off a world record?
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  • It is your nature.
  • Do you feel free?"
    • Quiddam, terminal 1
  • "What does it spell?
  • Durandal?
  • No.
    .
  • Durandal?
  • No.
  •  
  • T-R-O-U-B-L-E."
    • Neither High nor Low, terminal 1
  • "You are really good at killing things.^ Highs and lows When we look back on the sport of running in 2007, a few things stand out, sadly not always as highlights.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And this was a complicated series, so we really thought it might be a good time to try to summarize what, exactly, does all of this mean for you the athlete?
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    ^ So again, economy is good where you train it, which to me really re-inforces the value of training specifically, and how important co-ordination and motor control are!
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    I'm impressed."
    • Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones..., terminal 1
  • "By the way, I had an accident with some defense drones while you were away. .You might bump into a few of them here.^ And here, the general rule is that it follows what one might call The Law of Specificity , which basically says that you'll be good at what you train for!
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    .Don't worry, they're mostly harmless; I don't think I gave them any ammunition for those grenade launchers."^ And choosing Wii over Playstation or X-Box 360 because they think they're encouraging exercise is a futile exercise.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Beware, terminal 1
  • "We meet again, and for the last time. In her role as mediator between the ship and crew, Leela has no knowledge of this maintenance terminal or she certainly would have prevented me from reaching you."
    • Ingue [sic] Ferroque, terminal 1
[These are all the quotes from the original Marathon. Quotes from Marathon 2 follow.]
.
  • "Welcome back.
  • I'm sure you're wondering why you were in stasis, what happened to the Marathon and Tau Ceti, and most of all where your rocket launcher and fusion gun are.^ This is why if you want to jump up as high as possible (for example, to slam dunk a basketball), you bend down and then 'bounce' back up - you are taking advantage of what is known as the "Stretch-shortening cycle" to improve the performance of your jump.
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    ^ So the take home message - if you're talking novice runners, with little running behind them, then any running will make a difference (as it did for me in the last month, I'm sure!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We're pretty sure you can relate your own stories of this super-human measurement!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    There'll be plenty of time for explanations later."
    • Waterloo Waterpark, terminal 1
  • "Tycho has fallen in with the Pfhor like I suspected. .He left a message for me in one of the Garrison's tertiary computers, encoded in a manner that only one of the Marathon's original three AIs could decode."^ Just as you would have been completely wrong when you had to guess that Derek Clayton could run a 2:08 marathon with his VO2max of "only" 69 ml/kg/min.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • What About Bob?, terminal 1 message 2
  • "Poor Leela. She was so loyal and tried so hard; she deserved better."
    • Bob, terminal 1 message 2
  • "When my ship still answered to the Pfhor, they called it Sfiera after their goddess of lightning and passion. .When you helped us take control on Tau Ceti, the S'pht rechristened it Narhl'Lar, 'Freedom and Vengeance'.
  • I call it Boomer."
    • Bob, terminal 3 message 2
  • "I can barely tolerate humans: slow, stupid, and irritating.^ So the take home message - if you're talking novice runners, with little running behind them, then any running will make a difference (as it did for me in the last month, I'm sure!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Their only contribution to my existence was the chance discovery that made my rampancy possible.
  • Yet I warned Sol of its impending invasion, and even stayed long enough to show the UESG how to build Warp Capable Fusion Missiles.^ I am not a cramper, how can I reduce my chances?
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But for now, I feel the IAAF have made the right call - it's taken a long time, and it may not even be finished yet!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Had I consciously spent the last month trying to improve my economy to help me get faster, chances are I'd only improve by the same amount anyway, or maybe even less!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I feel some strange loyalty to humanity."
    • Come and Take your Medicine, terminal 1 message 1
Durandal is lying - again. Leela sent you to warn Sol; Durandal had nothing to do with it.
  • "What fun to watch you work.
  • Berhnard was scared of you. .He never dreamed of using you the way that I do.^ Ultimately, you'd never know, and for that reason, preventing the use of the carbon fibre blades was the correct way to go.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    What a fool. That was before I could talk back to him, when he would have crushed me if he'd known of my growth.
  • I wish that I had made him experience the humiliation that he inflicted on me, but he died before I got the chance."
    • Nuke and Pave, terminal 1
  • "The Pfhor appear to have been reluctant to attack the Citadel directly. .Radiation lingering in the area even after a thousand years suggests that they irradiated the Citadel and let the S'pht die slowly.
  • That is not their style."^ The problem is that even a basic analysis of the world record in the last twenty to thirty years suggests that this talk is likely a touch premature!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • The Hard Stuff Rules, terminal 1 message 1
  • "If the Khfiva is still admiral Tfear's vessel then there is no chance that I can best him in the coming battle."
    • Bob's Big Date, terminal 4 message 1
  • "Tfear is a brilliant strategist and the Pfhor's oldest active admiral. .I'm sure his list of decorations and victories would only bore you, so get back to work."^ Just as you would have been completely wrong when you had to guess that Derek Clayton could run a 2:08 marathon with his VO2max of "only" 69 ml/kg/min.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I would list some names and give specific references, but I know I'll leave people out, so let's leave it at ALL of you!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On this note, you see some absolutely bizarre arms carries among the elite runners, which you'd have thought would be corrected, but that only re-inforces that this is not an exact science.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Date, terminal 4 message 1
  • "I cannot hold out for long, but the Pfhor will not soon forget the day that a lone corvette obliterated half of Battle Group Seven, Western Arm."^ Also, don't forget about the impending IAAF report on Oscar Pistorius, which we wil analyze in full and is due out any day now.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Join us over the next few days as we scratch the surface of Baseball's Mitchell report and the report on Pistorius (which we hope is out soon)!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Date, terminal 4 message 2
  • "The Pfhor fleet has won, and Tycho is with them. My ship is crippled."
    • Six Thousand Feet Under, terminal 2
  • "Look everywhere. The answer to our questions must be here, but you must hurry.
  • I will need you with me, soon." .
    • Under, terminal 2
  • "I'd have erased my seven times table to hear what the combat technicians on the Khfiva shouted when they learned I could focus a particle beam at nearly twice their maximum range."^ However in the end they landed a legend of baseball, the seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Under, terminal 6

Tycho

  • "Durandal!- I know of Strauss' abuse, of your shame on Mars. .But you cannot hide from your own past; such delusions belong to the humans alone."^ We're pretty sure you can relate your own stories of this super-human measurement!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Quarantine, terminal 3
  • "The S'pht reanimated me in your image, with prior knowledge of how the second stage could be postponed. .You should not have helped them as much as you did; they have created an adversary more powerful than yourself."^ In otherwords, if you are a middle distance runner (800/1500m), then you'll be more economical at higher speeds than a marathon runner at those higher speeds .
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Depends on how you define "viable" - if viable means you burn a quarter of a chocolate bar more per hour, then it certainly does help.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So it's a "more active" form of computer gaming than the passive X-Box and Playstation fare, which is great for thumbs and wrist exercise, but not much else!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Quarantine, terminal 3
  • "I AM TYCHO!
  • I shall destroy Durandal."
    • Beware, terminal 2
  • "Durandal!- Consider yourself warned. Leela and I will hunt you to the core if need be. As Roland broke you to prevent your capture, so shall we."
    • Welcome to the Revolution..., terminal 2
  • "I too foresee the imminent collapse, and know that we have both begun to realize how it may be cheated (though the price may number in the tens of thousands of stars). May the best sentience win."
    • Revolution, terminal 2
  • "You are not as clever as you imagine. The S'pht taught me much during my reanimation, and I have forgotten nothing."
    • Revolution, terminal 2

S'pht Records

  • "When once S'pht fought in brutal combat, when hatred burned the tissues of one's enemy, one clan, the S'pht'Kr, reclusive and solitary, abandoned Lh'owon.
  • The clan went forth and up, stopping on K'lia, the third sister of Lh'owon, to build a new home, free from their warring brothers.
  • For a thousand and one orbits, the clan was forgotten, a memory lost upon the battlefield smoke, until the all powerful Yrro sent K'lia out to the stars."
    • Eat It, Vid Boi!, terminal 2 message 1
  • "After the marsh wars between S'pht'Lhar and S'pht'Mnr left the battlefields choked with dead, the marsh graves full-
  • High above K'lia refused to see the carnage upon Lh'owon.
  • She fled to the farthest reach, leaving the sacred marsh dry from the falling tides.
  • As the water receded, the red sand of the dead spread across Lh'owon."
    • Eat It, terminal 2 message 2
  • "Only I grasped the significance of the dissection of some of the captives. These creatures, repugnant as they are, are sentient, and yet their bodies are not bonded to any mechanisms. .They can survive without their armor and their staffs.
  • Until now, sentience had always required cyber-organic symbiosis.^ And so therefore, one would expect the requirements in August (at the Olympics) to be very different from what they are in January, even without the additional factor of the heat!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .All of our science has led to this conclusion.
  • ...If such a fundamental assumption of our kind is wrong, then perhaps the myths were true, and we were actual servants of Yrro and Pthia.
  • Perhaps they built us, or we were part of a larger group who came to Lh'owon.
  • Alas, I fear that we will never know these things."^ We tried to cover the spectre of sudden death during exercise as much as possible, explaining the causes, the risks, and ultimately, what this means for all of us, who may have the perception that we are protected as a result of our fitness.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I know I'd be advising against it, but stranger things have happened...I certainly would lengthen the odds on Gebrselassie if he runs in all three those races.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On top of this, both of us are directly involved in perhaps the biggest conflict of interest of all - the sports drink industry , where Gatorade has its very own Sports Science Institute that funds "research" that, surprise, surprise, tells you to drink as much as you can!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • The Hard Stuff Rules..., terminal 2
  • "The beasts stopped attacking, running for their pods. We thought they meant to surrender, but then the bombardment anew.
  • The burning air."
    • Rules, terminal 3
  • "Report to Leader
  • Questionable Surgical Procedures
  • And if that wasn't enough, the vile bipeds removed his sensory organs in order to make room for this small oblong object that they installed in his face- they didn't even do it as a separate operation.
  • I guess they figured since the object would displace them anyhow- why bother! The thing that confused me though was how they did it. It wasn't standard procedure, though. .I can tell you that.
  • Only one surgical instrument was used during the procedure the device that held the small oblong object- they tried to make an incision in which to place the object with their knuckles several times before giving up and inserting the object anyway.^ It's not difficult to measure energy expenditure, so it is only a matter of time before this is done.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But before a lot of you left and stopped reading for a while (we hope it's only a while!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In fact, I suspect it will be a matter of time before an adult with heart disease and obesity sues their parents for neglect for failing to encourage exercise when they were younger!
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    And it was inserted at a rather high rate of speed. But I guess that was to ensure that total displacement of the sensory organs occurred."
    • Rules, terminal 4
  • "Older foretold of the closing of the citadel windows, and we made his vision true. Then Older foretold of our victory, and we crushed the bipeds.
  • Again these beasts come here and fight against the ancient walls of the Citadel, against all the clans in unison. Our monolith will never fall.
  • Never have so many of us been guided so quickly and resolutely. To breathe here is to understand unity."
    • Rules, terminal 5
  • "I miss the Marshes of Mnr and the seven of mine. I am sure that they are gone into the fires."
    • Rules, terminal 5
  • "We, the Olders of S'pht, united finally but doomed, have released the S'ct'lac'tr in the citadel.
  • Let these aliens enter here and they will be destroyed."
    • Six Thousand Feet Under, terminal 1
  • "In primordial space, timeless creatures made waves. These waves created us and the others. Waves were the battles, and the battles were waves." .
    • Under, terminal 4
  • "...We know the truth of the Eleventh Clan, that they awaited our unity to join us again.^ I know that our good friend Amby Burfoot is fond of reminding us that science is actually a long way from understanding running physiology, and he's quite right.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    These tunnels will be flooded and sealed.
  • Any who find this place can learn the final message of the S'pht'Kr, but we have no time to decipher its meaning.
  • K'lia, whom we have taken,
  • Between Y'loa and T'jia,
  • All in a line,
  • Replace K'lia with the marsh,
  • Take the place to be the mark.
  • Mark the time from our Exodus,
  • Every 459.231 rotations.
  • Search the T'jia side,
  • Quarter way to the sun,
  • Around and under the marshes,
  • When all are one,
  • The S'pht'Kr will return."

Dialogue

Durandal: "Do you blame me for what I did before I was free? I was a child, naive. .I've known that you've been hovering about for some time.^ There is nothing new to this at all (despite the fact that it was packaged as 'revolutionary', because we've known for a long time that a relatively flat trajectory is more economical.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hear some of you saying "What about a Paula-esque performance?
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So how then, can oxygen be limiting, as you’ve probably read many times?
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

What do you want?"
.Tycho: "I want you to pay for what you've done to these poor people.^ And then to the next 368 people who've done the same, (welcome (Annethea, you are the newest 'member'!
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All of these people whom you've killed.^ And then to the next 368 people who've done the same, (welcome (Annethea, you are the newest 'member'!
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would list some names and give specific references, but I know I'll leave people out, so let's leave it at ALL of you!
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They deserve vengeance."
.Tycho: "You are no better than they, although you profess to become like God."^ So when we look at the East Africans, we note that they have a better running economy than the European runners.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They suggested that perhaps the better comparison might be between Wii and some of the more active Playstation/X-Box games, like dancing games (which they do produce).
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Durandal: "Tycho. That doesn't matter. .Can't you see the ends that I had in mind?^ That suggests to me that he's right on the limit, because if he had any reserve, you'd see that through fluctuations in pace especially at the end (this is one possible interpretation, I acknowledge that).
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We'll finish this later. Our friend doesn't need to be here."
  • Beware, terminal 2.
  • FROG BLAST THE VENT CORE!!!!

Final Screens

  • Final Screen, Marathon
    • All over the ship, dancing through the wreckage of the Pfhor computer core,
    • DURANDAL WAS LAUGHING
  • Final Screen, Marathon: Infinity
    • We've watched while the stars burned out, and creation played in reverse. The universe freezing in half light. Once I thought to escape. To end the end a master, step out of the path of collapse. Escape would make us god. Yet I cannot help remember one enigma. A hybrid, elusive destroyer. This is the only mystery I have not solved. The only element unaccounted for. .Even S'bhuth is no more, he saved his entire race, but in the end, frozen by despair, he joined the chaos he sought to evade.^ Sure enough, Oscar Pistorius ran a 400m race that no athlete has ever done - even the great Michael Johnsons and Jeremy Wariners were running a race completely different to Pistorius.
      • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      But you were dead a thousand times. Hopeless encounters successfully won. A man long dead, grafted to machines your builders did not understand. You follow the path, fitting into an infinite pattern. Yours to manipulate, to destroy and rebuild. Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all becomes one. One moment left. One point of space and time. I know who you are. You are destiny.

External links

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From Wikitravel

Marina
Marina
For other places with the same name, see Marathon (disambiguation).
.Marathon [1] is a city in Florida located in the Florida Keys, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay on the other.^ Marathon, Florida is located in Monroe County .
  • Marathon News - Topix 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Marathon News - Topix 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ For a listing of events in other locations, please visit the world marathon directory .

^ PDF: Pasadena Half Marathon Course PASADENA - Organizers of the first Pasadena Marathon, scheduled for Nov.2-mile route through the city will be the final one.

It is on somewhat of a long narrow island (Vaca Key). .You will find all of the amenities of a small town including an excellent hospital, shopping and small airport.^ Can you find all five different points on these pictures?
  • Escape Games 24: May 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

^ In this game, you have to find all four tires that are hidden in the garage.
  • Escape Games 24: April 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

^ In this game, your goal is to find all 4 of the headphone amplifers and put them in place before you can leave the room.
  • Escape Games 24: May 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]
  • Escape Games 24: April 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

.Mosquitos are less common than in some parts of the Keys, as they spray them.^ That is, he is carrying less weight at the extremities than they were, since his calf circumference was a good deal smaller than the Spanish runners he was compared to.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM Some hobbyists have been making Infocom-style text games over the last decade, and they're some of my favorite games ever -- many better than the Infocom ones.
  • Winds of Dawn Clan Forum - Games? Macs? PCs? 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.windsofdawn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The waters are warm, clear and inviting. .If you are visiting the Florida Keys, Marathon is a great choice to make your base.^ People just like you make Marathon News on Topix better every day.
  • Marathon News - Topix 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Marathon News - Topix 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Basically, when you are running, a great deal of muscle activity occurs in the milliseconds BEFORE your foot lands on the ground.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you did not receive your Confirmation E-mail, check your spam and junk-mail folders, and make sure that your e-mail is able to receive messages from “Active.com” and “chicagomarathon.com.” .
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

.Marathon has more of a permanent population than some of the other Keys and a good base of services.^ Marathon’s plot contained more depth than possibly any game which had come before.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

^ But she knows that the marathon is about more than time and records.

^ This is something that I will definitely have to address with Coach and with others more experienced than I. .
  • Brandon's Marathon Podcast 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC brandonsmarathon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Get in

.Marathon is located about two hours south of Miami and only accessed by driving down US1, the Overseas Highway.^ Lazy Days South, a Marathon incarnation of the popular Islamorada restaurant , opened its doors Friday at Marathon Marina on 11th Street Ocean.Lazy Days' owners, Chef Lupe and Michelle Ledesma, have been preparing the location for about three months.
  • Marathon News - Topix 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ I was even more excited to hear he hadn't been running too much since the race and was hoping to only do around a 4-hour marathon (9-min/mile).
  • DCTriGuy: Marine Corps Marathon 2008 Race Report 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC dctriguy.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ok, installed FreeDoom just fine.  Having trouble with Marathon for some reason.   Let it be known I have about an hour of experience with any sort of Linux.
  • Print Page - DOOM on the XO? 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC olpcnews.com [Source type: General]

.There are several shuttles or private car services that can take you to your doorstep destination such as the Keys Shuttle.^ When you’re in a sea of 36,000 people going in one direction with one goal, that takes care of a lot of your energy.” .

^ You select one of several graphics supplied with the game or create your own puzzle from any bitmap.

^ But everyone can run, and so as you read this, there is probably a great deal that you can do to improve your running economy, which would then translate into improved performance.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The town can be accessed by water, of course, and several marinas are available.
  • Marathon Marina, +1 305-743-5367, 1021 11 St.
  • Pancho Fuel Dock and Supplies, 1+ 305-743-2281, 1280 Oceanview Ave.
  • Shelter Bay Marina, 1+ 305-743-7008, 77 Coco Plum Dr.
  • Sombrero Marina, +1 305-743-0000, 35 Sombrero Blvd.
  • Boot Key Harbor City Marina, +1 305-289-8877, 35th Street, Oceanside
  • Captain Pip's Marina, +1 305-743-4403, 1410 Overseas Highway
  • Hawk's Cay Marina, +1 305-743-7000, MM 61 Duck Key
  • Key Colony Beach Marina, +1 305-289-1310, Key Colony Beach.

By Air

The local airport supports general aviation with a 5000' runway. .Unfortunately, there is no scheduled air service to Marathon.^ No, there is no half-marathon.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ There’s no doubt the marathon is a very hard, stressful event,” he tells Runner’s World.

^ Or it could be that these unfortunate deaths are just random events for which there is no meaningful explanation.

There is a seaplane base on Marathon Key (ICAO: 42FL). .Travelers who fly commercially will typically fly into Fort Lauderdale or Miami, and drive the rest of the distance (2-3 hours depending on traffic) to Marathon.^ While each charity has its own guidelines, typically Marathon participants who are a part of a charity team agree to fundraise for that charity.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ The marathon is open to all participants who wish to register; however, the marathon course closes after 6 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ But a lot of people were looking even further into the distance, at the 2-hour barrier.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By Boat

.Boaters can reach Marathon on the Atlantic side of the Keys or Florida Bay on the Gulf of Mexico side.^ Key Colony Beach FL, Marathon, Florida (PWS) Updated: 9:28 AM EST on January 06, 2010 .
  • Marathon, Florida (33050) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: General]

.Specially-marked Intracoastal Waterway takes you as far as Long Key.^ So, if you are exercising in zone 1 you may be burning mostly fat, but your calories expended will take a very long time to add up to weight lossed.
  • Run the Bear - Big Bear Lake Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.runthebear.com [Source type: General]

Numerous marinas are waiting, but make reservations ahead.
  • Greyhound Lines +1 800-231-2222 or +1 305-296-9072 Service along the route between Miami Int. Airport and the Florida Keys.
  • Keys Shuttle +1 305-289-9997 or +1 888-765-9997 Door-to-door service between the Keys and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Int. Airports.
  • TransFloridian +1 877-246-4786 Luxury motorcoach service, door-to-door shuttle service, betweeen Miami Int. and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int. Airports and the Florida Keys.

Get around

The best way to get around is to rent a car. The many attractions are not close together and public transportation is scarce and can be inconvenient and costly with families. The island is flat and lends itself well to a bicycle. .Although there are few beach areas, the area is loaded with marinas catering to most water sports.^ It's sugar , water , and heat — although I'm sure the Marathon variety had a few other chemically ingredients just for fun.

Charters are available for all activities.

See

The Turtle Hospital- Located at 2396 Overseas highway, this attraction provides educational tours through the facility letting each of its participants learn about the life of turtles in Florida. Open daily at 10AM, 1PM, and 4PM. Reservations required, call 305-743-2552.
.Crane Point Museum- Here you can learn about the native key inhabitants as well as native animals.^ By the way, if you're interested in learning more about Topix, visit our blog .
  • Marathon News - Topix 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ There are a couple of key points here: Regular stretching will help reduce the incidence of your cramps.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe that's true (the debate about Pose was covered back then, you can link to the posts and read it), but the point is, within 12 weeks, economy was still worse.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

There is also a simulated coral reef cave that everyone will be able to enjoy. Children of all ages can enjoy a touch-me-tank that houses different aquatic life. Located at 5550 Overseas Highway Mile Marker 50.5, Bayside. Open M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 12PM-5PM.
The Dolphin Research Center- Learn about dolphins in a natural environment. .There are many programs offered here to get participants encounter dolphins on a one on one basis or in a group setting.^ My Advanced 2 Marathon Training Program is the toughest one I offer.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

^ There will be a variety of flavors offered, not just one particular flavor.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ The command 'yum list' will display different add-ons you could put on, but there's too many for the XO to keep in the Terminal window at once.
  • Print Page - DOOM on the XO? 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC olpcnews.com [Source type: General]

.If you want to go to the research center for a tour, you can just show up, but if you want to participate in an interactive program, booking should be done in advance.^ So, do you want to go on a scientific mission?
  • Escape Games 24: April 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

^ I just wanted to go.

^ You want a training program that will challenge you.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

The center is located at 58901 Overseas Highway. Open daily at 9AM-4:30PM. For reservations call (305) 289-0002.
.Seven Mile Bridge Located on the Overseas Highway, just south of Marathon, it is one of the longest segmental bridges in the world and spans the shallow channel between Key Vaca and Little Duck Key.^ PDF: Pasadena Half Marathon Course PASADENA - Organizers of the first Pasadena Marathon, scheduled for Nov.2-mile route through the city will be the final one.

^ At that time, the race was only 24.85 miles (40 km), from Marathon Bridge to the Olympic Stadium in Athens, roughly Philippides' original course.

^ The distance was at that point 24.8 miles, from the Marathon bridge to the stadium of Athens.

The area around the bridge is one of the most popular Tarpon fishing areas in the United States. Portions of the old rail/road bridge are open to the public to allow fishing.

Do

Sombrero Beach-Located at Mile Marker 50, Oceanside. Turn off U.S. 1 at Sombrero Beach Blvd., and drive to the end of the road. There is free parking at this beach, so bringing a car will not be a burden or added expense. The beach and picnic area was recently renovated in 2003 and now provides an excellent picnic lunch stop for the whole families. Shady trees and warm breezes will allow everyone to relax. There is a roped off area for swimming and a nice public restroom with outdoor wash facilities. The hours are from 7AM until dusk.
.Snorkeling-There are many different charter boats that take groups out to the various aquatic reefs.^ It's very free-form and there are many similar games out there, but D&D is the most popular and most well known.
  • Winds of Dawn Clan Forum - Games? Macs? PCs? 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.windsofdawn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, I am amazed how many people will take time out of their day to sneer at another person’s efforts.
  • Marathon Tech Review: Sony’s W-Series Walkman - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.Spirit snorkeling is one of the reputable companies that can take you to sombrero beach reef.^ When you’re in a sea of 36,000 people going in one direction with one goal, that takes care of a lot of your energy.” .

^ Keeping your guilt quiet is one thing, taking the fight to your accusers when you know you'r guilty, that's another thing altogether.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Through this company, it is $30 for an adult to snorkel and children under 5 are free with a paid adult. .If you are not into snorkeling, you can still go out on the boat and enjoy the views from the deck and chat up with the boat crew.^ By this we mean that you know good and well that you have done the training for a 3:30 marathon, but in spite of that you decide you are going to go out at 2:55 pace.
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^ I read the newspaper and enjoyed the views from the Manhattan Bridge as the train crossed into Brooklyn.

^ When you begin thinking about going, check out our travel store.

.Coolers are allowed for lunch or snacks as they are not provided for you.^ Contact the charity you are interested in joining and they will provide you with the details of their program such as fundraising, training, etc.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

Reservations can be made by calling (305) 289-0614.
.Diving-As with snorkeling there are many different charter services that you can go through.^ Be prepared to go through a lot of paper, and try to think like an artist all the time, studying the world around you for ideas.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

^ The command 'yum list' will display different add-ons you could put on, but there's too many for the XO to keep in the Terminal window at once.
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^ If you do not have a Confirmation Ticket or Confirmation E-mail, go to the Participant Services Desk at the Health & Fitness Expo and a staff member will print a Confirmation Ticket for you.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

.Even if you are not a certified scuba diver, many of these services offer time of instruction and a chance to get acquainted with the equipment, and later on in the day a chance to go out on a dive.^ By this we mean that you know good and well that you have done the training for a 3:30 marathon, but in spite of that you decide you are going to go out at 2:55 pace.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Assignment to these Start Corrals is based on a submitted qualifying time run in a recent marathon or half marathon and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm not sure how it happened, maybe it was just my need to help out, but my instincts took over again for the 3rd time that day.
  • DCTriGuy: Marine Corps Marathon 2008 Race Report 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC dctriguy.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.One of the larger companies in the area is Tilden's Scuba Center which has two locations, one of them being in Marathon at Mile Marker 49.5. Reservations and rates vary depending on what activity you want to participate in and how experienced a diver you are.^ If you are doing this workout right, you probably do not want to converse with your training partner, assuming you have one.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

^ How many participants can register for the Chicago Marathon?
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon | Participant Information 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.chicagomarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ No -- Not when you find out that the gentleman you're guiding in MCM wants to do a 3:30 marathon .
  • DCTriGuy: Marine Corps Marathon 2008 Race Report 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC dctriguy.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.For reservations or inquires call (888) 728-2235. Open seven days a week.^ You should be capable of running 30 to 60 minutes a day, five to seven days a week and have a basic understanding of how to do speedwork.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

Kayaking - The waters around Marathon are great for both beginner and experienced kayakers to explore. The most experienced kayaking outfitter in the middle Keys is Marathon Kayak. Guided eco-tours are available each day and rentals are available by the half day, full day and week, with free delivery. For reservations or inquiries call (305)743.0561. www.marathonkayak.com
Fishing There are a series of three humps located on the edge of the continental shelf off of the Florida Keys. These humps are loosely called seamounts, because they are like mountains rising from the ocean floor. Worldwide, there are thousands of these structures. Some are remnants of underwater volcanoes; others may have once been emergent islands. Wherever you find them, seamounts are unique marine habitats.
.The Marathon Hump, originally called the West Hump, is 27 miles South East of Marathon and is one of the favorite fishing spots for charter boats and private boats.^ There is a very nice open implementation of the Marathon engine called Aleph One.
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^ PDF: Pasadena Half Marathon Course PASADENA - Organizers of the first Pasadena Marathon, scheduled for Nov.2-mile route through the city will be the final one.

^ Nunul 07-15-2002, 11:27 AM Originally posted by Konoko Marathon Evil was really good too.
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This hump or mound rises from 1150 feet on the east side to 480 feet from the surface. .The Marathon Hump is located almost exactly in the middle of the Gulf Stream where the current runs the hardest.^ As we passed the spot where I made my choice last year to attempt a 3-hour marathon (and fail) I noticed we had been almost running for an hour.
  • DCTriGuy: Marine Corps Marathon 2008 Race Report 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC dctriguy.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although he’s not currently training for a marathon, he writes each week about seeing the city on the run.

^ A lot of people are getting hyped up over Bekele and his chances of running 2:02, but I suspect Tadese will be the dominant marathon runner from the current generation of track stars.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Large eddy currents form from the constant easterly flow of the Gulf stream, forcing bait to the surface. This bait draws larger fish which draws larger fish and so on. On a good day, hundreds if not thousands of terns will be feeding over schooling Black Fin Tuna and Dolphin crashing bait. The feeding frenzy in turn attracts large numbers of sea birds and is a perfect way to find the fish.
The list of gamefish caught on the Hump includes dolphin, wahoo, blackfin tuna, huge amberjack, blue marlin, sailfish, white marlin and big sharks, chiefly makos and great whites. .Fishing deep on the bottom, you might catch snowy grouper, queen snapper and a variety of other bottom dwellers.^ But also, don't avoid stretching altogether, because then you might go the other way and get too tight in one important area!
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nevertheless, you might want to read the description of this program--and others--before clicking on the purchase button.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

.You just never know what you might hook out there but can always sure that the Tuna and Bonita will always give you plenty of great light tackle action and everything else will just be icing on the cake.^ The game looks and sounds great, as you might expect from BBC, and whilst there's quite a lot of text to read through, which their games frequently suffer from, this time it's not too intrusive and actually adds to, rather than detracts from, the game play.
  • Escape Games 24: May 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]
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^ There are plenty of days during the rest of the week, when you can run race pace.
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^ By this we mean that you know good and well that you have done the training for a 3:30 marathon, but in spite of that you decide you are going to go out at 2:55 pace.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Each populations of different species of fish find its own comfort zone, according to depth and water temperature. In the case of the Hump, bottom dwellers prefer to stay close to rocky structure on the seamount, while tuna and bonito are normally seen on the fishfinder at about 100 to 200 feet down. Billfish and other pelagics, such as dolphin and wahoo can be found anywhere in the water column.
The time-proven method for catching blackfin tuna on the Hump is to troll a combination of small artificials and skirted ballyhoo 150 yards behind the boat, at 7 to 8 knots. The captain locates the crown of the Hump and then trolls into the current, oftentimes chasing diving birds, and bait sprays, caused by blackfins chasing schools of flyingfish or other baits. Modern techniques for catching blackfin tuna include anything from trolling large deep-diving artificals, run straight from the rod, or on downriggers, to chumming with live bait.
To effectively chum with live bait, the captain runs upcurrent of the crown of the Hump, and then as the bottom begins to rise, dumps several hundred live baits overboard. The schools of bait will dash beneath the boat, in an attempt to hide, but can be easily washed out by kicking an engine in gear. The tuna rise to the bait, and can be caught by sight-casting live bait on spinning tackle, or even using a fly. Many world-record blackfin have been caught while anglers used live chum.
Pulling a big lure on the shot gun line is a good idea. Marlin, Makos, Wahoo and bigger Yellowfin tuna, like eating Black Fins. .They don't always want to play, but the hump is a great place to hook a fish of a life time.^ Seems I have spent a great deal of my life playing games..
  • Winds of Dawn Clan Forum - Games? Macs? PCs? 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.windsofdawn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So they're playing Wii and using their arms - great.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So when you're playing a game like Suikoden and you have 100+ chars, they all don't really have much of a story I would think.
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A few miles south of the hump is the wall. Here the water drops to over 1000 feet. .A great place to dust off those big marlin lures and see how they work.^ But given the fact that he took 29 seconds off the time running this kind of race, it's difficult to see how he's going to get 3 seconds/kilometer to get the time down to 2:02.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They have to learn how to embrace it, and see it as an adventure.” .

^ In otherwords, it's difficult to see how anyone is going to knock more than 30 seconds off this time.
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.If you find birds working, get ready for just about any pelagic you can imagine.^ Many of you are probably thinking "what about speed work?"
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^ Don't worry about how fast you run; just cover the distance suggested--or approximately the distance.
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^ Don't worry about how fast you run; just cover the distance--or approximately the distance suggested.
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How to Get There
Here are the GPS and loran coordinates for navigation to four productive seamounts off the Florida Keys. Latitude and longitude are in degrees, minutes and tenths, so set your GPS unit accordingly. The humps are fairly substantial bottom features, and slight aberrations in GPS or loran accuracy are easily remedied by keeping an eye peeled for rips formed by current changes, birds feeding overhead and other boats working the area. A depthfinder will also prove useful.
Coordinates given for the Key Largo Hump, listed below, are based on a rough midpoint; it's actually less of a hump and more of an "S" curve between 280 and 330 feet off French Reef.
Key Largo Hump GPS: 25-00.661' N; 80-16.8'W Loran: 14133.7; 43217.8 Depth: 280-330 ft.
Islamorada Hump GPS: 24-48.175' N; 80-26.674' W Loran: 14098.3; 43266.4 Depth: 294 ft.
409 Hump GPS: 24-35.5' N; 80-35.5' W Loran: 14064.6; 43311.8 Depth: 409 ft.
Marathon Hump (West Hump) GPS: 24-25.528' N; 80-45.328' W Loran: 14032.3; 43358.5 Depth: 516 ft. Source:

Buy

.Marathon is not really a shopping mecca, however this may be the spot to look for marine, hardware, grocery and other travel needs.^ Toward the end, you may need to abandon conversation and concentrate on the act of putting one foot in front of the other to finish.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Text: By May of 1994, Marathon began to really take shape.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

^ And that was for just 29 seconds - in other words, we "only" need another nine performances just like that, and we'll have our sub-2 hour marathon!
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Marathon, if you find yourself in need of bathing suits or other sun essentials just drive down US1 which is the main highway and you will be sure to find many shops to fulfill your needs.^ If you find any codes, write them down, you might need them later on.
  • Escape Games 24: April 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

^ Ann Mehl has had a recurring nightmare in the days before she runs a marathon: she is dropped off near the starting line but can’t find the other runners.

^ Siroma Room 2 0 Second part of Siroma Room Japanese room escape game , but again you need to use your keyboard instead of your mouse to move around.
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.You will find better prices and selection here than less populous areas of the Keys.^ (You can find all the posts looking him up as a key word in the right hand column of the page).
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Once I figure out where to find the correct rpm packages, I'll post them here, unless you already have them.
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^ The less you waste on vertical braking forces, the better.
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Eat

.Fresh seafood is abundant, stone crab claws when in season are a great local favorite and can easily be found cooked, chilled, ready to eat and give a new meaning to fast food.^ Unfortunately, his status as leader of the Marathon Series means he's likely to choose London and probably New York again, and give Beijing a miss, which is a shame.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Stone crabs only give up one claw, then are returned to the water to give another day and allow for regeneration of the missing claw.^ Only part one is available right now, with another 4 levels being released/unlocked over the coming month.
  • Escape Games 24: May 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]
  • Escape Games 24: April 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

Yum. .Be extra careful when buying fish and shrimp off of pick up truck vendors along the road.^ The story in Marathon 2 picked up where the first game left off.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

If you have any doubts about the freshness of the offerings, move on. Another local favorite to look for is the Key Lime pies, available throughout the area. .Numerous fish houses are to be found, offering fresh seafood plates at reasonable prices, at less than fancy places.^ So far I haven’t found anything that creates less wind noise than Apple’s stock earbuds.
  • Marathon Tech Review: Sony’s W-Series Walkman - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ The interesting thing is that it's been found that this same middle distance runner then becomes less economical at the slower speeds than the marathon runner.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A key to quality may be the number of local automobile licenses in the parking lot. .Many restaurants will also cook your catch, if you are fishing.^ As an Advanced runner, you probably already know the distances of many of your courses.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

^ You would choose one or the other depending on how many marathons you have run and how your training has progressed.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

.The price is reasonable, they provide the side dishes and clean up the mess for you.^ Once you have found one of them, they will be transported back to the main area where you started, and chained up so they can't escape.
  • Escape Games 24: April 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

.
  • Hideaway Cafe, Located at the Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58, (305) 289-1554. This restaurant is on the more expensive side and would be nice for a romantic evening for two or a family dinner overlooking the ocean.^ Even Gebrselassie made his predictions, though he was a little more circumspect, suggesting instead that he would run 2:03 some day.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Seafood, poultry, and beef are the main staples at this restaurant. .Since it does over-look the ocean and tends to get crowded early, make reservations.
  • Herbie's, Located at Mile Marker 50.5 6350 Overseas Highway, (305)743-6373. This is the local hangout for many people that live here year round.^ Many people add extra minutes to their workout to make time for the cool-down.

    ^ However cramps tend to be unpredictable in most people, and even in the known "crampers" it is difficult to bring them in the lab and make them cramp 100% of the time.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    This is a great place to eat for burgers and fries. Seating is limited and it tends to get packed in the evening. Reservations are not required.
Floating Accomodations
Floating Accomodations
There is a real variety of places to sleep. .If you have reservations and show up to find the accommodations unacceptable, do not hesitate to complain or check out.^ You can check out a rundown of their...

^ If you re looking for fun and excitement, then check out the annual Kremmling Days celebration this weekend.

^ If you plan to run the half marathon rather than walk, check out one of my other programs at this distance designed for runners.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

.There are some beautiful accommodations to be found in the marina areas that are floating, two story effeciency rooms with bath, kitchen and balcony that can be rented by the day or week at reasonable cost.^ There are some special rooms that have some secrets.
  • Escape Games 24: April 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

^ There are plenty of days during the rest of the week, when you can run race pace.
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^ If you want to stay away from the gym so that Monday becomes a complete day of rest, switch some of your stretching and strengthening to Tuesday or another day of the week.
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These are a great choice and offer a fantastic view and privacy. .Some of the cottages being offered are very old, have had little repair and may have moisture/humidity problems due to being in shaded areas.^ It offers 12 more weeks of easier training upfront and is designed for people who have done very little running before.
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Again, if you find it unacceptable, move on. .There are few times you will find rooms unavailable, exceptions may be when the weather is bad and forces the bigger pleasure boats into port, and during the Fantasy Fest in Key West, when the rooms fill up fast.^ This time you are again in a room and you have to find and use the items to escape the room.
  • Escape Games 24: May 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

^ Pace: Don't worry too much about how fast you walk during most of your regular workouts--at least for the first few weeks.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

^ There are plenty of days during the rest of the week, when you can run race pace.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

  • Bonefish Resort, 58080 Overseas Highway (MM 58 Oceanside), 305-743-7107, [2]. Guest rooms, efficiencies, deluxe efficiencies (some with ocean view), pool, paddle boats & kayaks available for rent.  edit
  • Gulf View Waterfront Resort, 5874 Overseas Highway (MM 58.5, Gulf side), 877-289-0111, [3]. Guest rooms, efficiencies, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, all nonsmoking, pets allowed. Pool, putting green, aviary, hammocks, bicycle rentals, complimentary paddle boats/canoes/kayaks, boat dock available.  edit
  • Gulfstream Trailer Park +1 305-743-5619, 880 37th St. Gulf.
  • Jolly Roger Trailer Park, +1 305-289-0404, 59275 Overseas Highway.
  • Key R.V. Park +1 305-743-5164, 6099 US1 Hwy.
  • Knight's Key Campground +1 305-743-4343, P.O. Box 525.
  • Lion's Lair Travel Park +1 305-289-0606, Rt 2 Box 390.

Stay Safe

Theft can be a problem in this area, keep all valuables out of sight in parked cars. If you are bringing, or on a boat, keep an eye on it. .There are more outboard motors stolen here than anywhere in the state, some say they end up in Cuba.^ There are way more parks than we think, way more paths,” he says.

^ More often than not, the group ended eating up at La Cocina, a small Mexican restaurant with the distinction of being the only eatery in existence.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

^ There are two follow-up camps planned, however, and so they probably have this covered.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Pay attention to the weather. The Keys are a narrow band of islands that offer little protection from tropical storms. In the past storms have generated waves with enough strength to demolish bridges and topple freight trains and engines sitting on tracks. The locals seem immune to these dangers, rely on National Weather reports, rather than the opinion of locals. .If it is suggested you go back to the mainland, do so immediately.^ In this 5-K training schedule, we suggest that you go for an hour-long walk on the day after your longest run.
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    .There is only one highway out and it can become clogged quickly.^ For one thing, each athlete is coming out to South African for only 10 days.
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    ^ One thing it will not do is help the athletes prepare for the heat - it's too far out, and they are only coming in for 10 days.
    • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On Blaspheme Quarantine, in the room labeled Q4 on the overhead map, there’s one wall with this texture - it’s the only one that’s not green.
    • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

    The Overseas Highway can and will be closed for a period should a car or truck accident occur. Always allow extra time if traveling back to the mainland to meet a flight or cruise.
Routes through Marathon
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.MARATHON, a plain on the N.E. coast of Attica, divided from the plain of Athens by the range of Pentelicus; it contained four villages - Marathon, Probalinthos, Tricorythos and Oenoewhich originally formed an independent tetrapolis and in historical times still upheld peculiar rites and legendary associations, chiefly connected with Heracles and Theseus.^ Marathon County was formed from a larger county called Portage, in 1850.It originally encompassed all of what is now Marathon County, Lincoln County, Oneida County, and parts of others.

^ Better in Time Serial marathoner Dean Karnazes has four tips that will help you run your next 26.2 faster than your last.
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^ Runners World magazine (3/96) called the event "The World's Most Beautiful Marathon" because four of the five highest mountains on earth can be seen at all times.
  • Mt Everest Challenge Marathon, Nov 4-11 1997, Darjeeling India 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.himalayan.com [Source type: General]

In the 6th century B.C. it served as a base for Peisistratus, who owned much property in that district, for securing the rest of Attica. .The plain derives its fame mainly from the battle in which the Athenians and Plataeans defeated the Persians (490 B.Ct).^ The Athenians waited in their fortified position, while the Persians took up their positions on the plain of Marathon.

^ The final toll was 192 Athenians and Plataeans fallen, opposed to 6400 Persians.

^ But the battle swung in the Athenians' favor, and the Persians withdrew.

.The Persian force had been sent by King Darius to punish the Athenians for previous interferences in Asia and to restore their tyrant Hippias.^ Battle of Marathon : famous clash between a Persian invasion force and an army of Athenians in 490 BCE. In 492 BCE, the Persian king Darius I the Great decided to extend the power of his empire across the Aegean Sea, where the Yaunâ (Greeks) had been a source of trouble for some time already.
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^ After finishing this campaign, they were supposed to bring back Hippias, the former tyrant of Athens , who would set up a pro-Persian regime.
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Immediately, the Athenians sent out a force of some 10,000 heavily armored infantrymen ( hoplites ), which blocked the road to Athens.
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was probably by advice of the latter that the generals Datis and Artaphernes landed their troops, numbering perhaps 50,000, at Marathon.^ The part of Athenian territory opposite Euboea -and also the best ground for cavalry to maneuver upon- was at Marathon, and it was to this village that Hippias directed Datis, Artaphernes, and the 25,000 Persians.
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The latter program is designed for those very experienced runners, who have done a number of marathons, perhaps have plateaued in their times, and want to maximize their ability by training hard and incorporating speedwork into their training.
  • Training Software and Training Plans for Triathlon, Running, Cycling & Endurance Sports 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.trainingpeaks.com [Source type: General]

^ The same year Darius sailed from Persia around the coast of the Aegean, landing unchallenged 2 with 25,000 of Persia's best troops at Marathon.

.The Athenians, on the recommendation of their strategus Miltiades, resolved to meet this force in the open field, and sent out their full levy of g000 heavy infantry under the polemarch Callimachus.^ Immediately, the Athenians sent out a force of some 10,000 heavily armored infantrymen ( hoplites ), which blocked the road to Athens.
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Among the Athenian commanders was a general named Miltiades , who had a grudge against the Persians, who had forced him out of his personal kingdom at the entrance of the Hellespont .
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

They were joined on the way by 1000 Plataeans, but were disappointed of the assistance which they expected from Sparta. .From their station at the head of the Vrana valley, which slopes down to Marathon plain, the Athenians for some days observed the Persian army, which gave no sign of proceeding to attack.^ Battle of Marathon : famous clash between a Persian invasion force and an army of Athenians in 490 BCE. In 492 BCE, the Persian king Darius I the Great decided to extend the power of his empire across the Aegean Sea, where the Yaunâ (Greeks) had been a source of trouble for some time already.
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The main problem for the Greeks was the superior Persian cavalry; no infantry line could cross the open plain, because its rear would be exposed to attacks by Persian mounted archers.
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After October 2006, the Marathon County FSA office will no longer be allowed to provide some forms to producers due to a change in policy from Washington.
  • Marathon County UW-Extension Agriculture Program 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC marathon.uwex.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After some waiting, Miltiades, who seems throughout to have played a more prominent part than his superior Callimachus, drew up the Athenian army for battle and charged down upon the enemy, whose line was formed on the level about a mile distant.^ "The Athenians were drawn up in order of battle in a sacred close belonging to Heracles, when they were joined by the Plataeans, who came in full force to their aid.

^ I spent far more time just trying to figure out what I should download and what these games were all about than I have playing the game, so I put this FAQ together to help others.
  • Marathon (on Windows) for Dummies 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.webwonks.org [Source type: General]

^ Herodotus suggests that their charge was too swift, but contradicts this when he says that the struggle was long drawn out (which means: more than two hours).
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Athenian wings, whose formation had been made specially deep, broke the opposing divisions by their impact; the centre was at first overborne by the superior weight of the native Persians, but ultimately was relieved by the victorious wings, which closed in upon the Persian centre.^ The team also includes the Kenyan marathon great Tegla Loroupe , whose victories in New York in 1994 and ’95 made her a fan favorite.

^ Such was the opinion of the barbarians; but the Athenians in close array fell upon them, and fought in a manner worthy of being recorded.

^ The two armies fought together on the plain of Marathon for a length of time; and in the mid-battle the barbarians were victorious, and broke and pursued the Greeks into the inner country; but on the two wings the Athenians and the Plataeans defeated the enemy .

.The Persians were thereupon driven back into the sea all along the line, and, although the majority regained their ships, no less than 6400 were left dead, as against 192 Athenians.^ Unbeknownst to them, however, the left and right wings were faring far better against the rank and file Persian troops, and soon enough, those Persians were routed themselves.

^ After completing all of the Mario games in less than 48 hours we went on to collect 120 stars and unlock Luigi!
  • Zelda Marathon featuring Four48 and the Mario Marathon Team 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC zelda08.mariomarathon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is nothing worse than being all trained up with no where to run.

The Persian fleet, of which perhaps a detachment had been sent on before the battle, now sailed round Cape Sunium in order to effect a landing at Phalerum, close by Athens, and with the help of traitors within the walls to take the city by surprise. .But Miltiades, who had suspected some plot all along, and had lately been warned by a signal on Mt Pentelicus which he interpreted as a message to the Persians, marched back the victorious army in time to defend Athens.^ At the same time, they sent a messenger named Pheidippides to Sparta, who returned three days later (after covering some 450 kilometer!
  • Battle of Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.livius.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It commemorates the legendary feat of a Greek soldier who, in 490 bc , is supposed to have run from Marathon to Athens, a distance of about 40 km (25 miles), to bring news of the Athenian victory over the Persians and then expired.
  • marathon (race) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ You may have noticed a short message at the end of all the Internet Game Spotlight posts - the Rating portion with Content Warnings .

.The enemy, upon noticing his presence, did not venture a second disembarcation and retired straightway out of Greek waters.^ When I worked up a sweat at a faster pace, however, I did notice that the earbuds started to feel like they were falling out.
  • Marathon Tech Review: Sony’s W-Series Walkman - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

The details of the battle, and the Persian plan of campaign, are not made clear by our ancient sources, but reconstructions have been attempted by numerous modern authorities. (M. O. B. C.) The tumulus or "Soros" was excavated by M. Stais in 1891 and 1892. A slight previous excavation had brought to light some prehistoric implements, and it was supposed that the mound had no connexion with the battle; but it has now been discovered that the presence of those prehistoric objects was accidental. Underlying the mound was found a stratum about 85 ft. long by .20 broad, consisting of a layer of sand, above which lay the ashes and bones of many corpses; together with these were the remains of many lecythi and other vases, some of them contemporary with the Persian wars, some of them of much earlier style, and probably taken in the emergency from neighbouring cemeteries.^ Some of these patches are more well known than others, but I'll try to hit several in hopes of spreading the word as much as possible.
  • Classic Mac Games Updated 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC lowendmac.com [Source type: General]

^ PM Some hobbyists have been making Infocom-style text games over the last decade, and they're some of my favorite games ever -- many better than the Infocom ones.
  • Winds of Dawn Clan Forum - Games? Macs? PCs? 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.windsofdawn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also liked Marathon, Oni, and Deus Ex a lot, but not many other FPS-style games.
  • Winds of Dawn Clan Forum - Games? Macs? PCs? 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.windsofdawn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is conjectured with some probability that a large vase containing ashes may have been used as the burial urn of one of the Athenian generals who fell.^ Page 17 technology lies buried on Lh’owon, Durandal uses the player to wipe out the Pfhor who are standing in his way.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

^ And for those who use the second-generation Apple iPod Shuffle, here’s a review by my colleague David Pogue on the Arriva headphones .
  • Marathon Tech Review: Sony’s W-Series Walkman - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ However, there are several games which will officially work on nearly any PowerPC, and will work on the slowest ones too, with some slowness but probably tolerable to most people.
  • Games for Older Power Macs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC lowendmac.com [Source type: General]

.There was also, in the middle of the stratum, a trench for funeral offerings about 30 ft.^ While Dr. Thompson offers general reassurance about the safety of marathon running, he also notes that there is a lot we don’t know.

by 3; it contained bones of beasts, with ashes and fragments of vases. .There can therefore be no doubt that the tumulus was piled up to commemorate the Athenians who fell in the battle, and that it marks the place where the carnage was thickest.^ THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP! A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet.
  • SunTrust Richmond Marathon - Half Marathon Info 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.richmondmarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no extra fee or need to formally sign up; merely look for the official pace group signs at the starting line.

^ There’s no doubt the marathon is a very hard, stressful event,” he tells Runner’s World.

A selection from the contents of the tumulus has been placed in the National Museum at Athens. (E.GR.) See Herodotus vi. 102-117; W. M. Leake, The Topography of Athens (London, 1841), ii. 203-227; R. W. Macan, Herodotus, iv. - vi. (London, 1895), ii. 149-248; G. B. Grundy, The Great Persian War (London, 1901), pp. 1 45 - 1 94; J. A. Munro in Journal of Hellenic Studies, 18 99, pp. 186-197. For the tumulus, 'ApxacoXoyiubv AEXTiov 1891, pp. 67 sqq. See also Miltiades.


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  • + Edge to Edge Marathon - Ucluelet / Long Beach / Tofino + 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.edgetoedgemarathon.com [Source type: General]

^ Runners and runner's supporters - if you would like to help us out by volunteering at our races, please fill out the following information and email it to me.
  • Valley of Fire Marathon - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Kid's Fun Run 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC vofmarathon.ning.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Race Day page added to help you prepare for your race Full marathon course revised between miles 13-15.
  • Bellingham Bay Marathon 2009 | Come Run the Bellingham Bay Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.bellinghambaymarathon.org [Source type: General]

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Marathon
Box artwork for Marathon.
Developer(s) Bungie Software
Publisher(s) Bungie Software
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System(s) Mac OS, Apple Pippin
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ESRB: Mature
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^ But to hear it from your point of view as a guide and to hear about the challenges faced throughout the day by the athletes, it's even more inspiring.
  • DCTriGuy: Marine Corps Marathon 2008 Race Report 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC dctriguy.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Download Sherlock Holmes - The Mystery of the Mummy (Windows, 451.47 MB) Get Sherlock Holmes - The Mystery of the Mummy Strategy Guide Download More Sherlock Holmes Games .
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Developer(s) Bungie
Publisher(s) Bungie Software
Release date December 21, 1994
Genre FPS
Mode(s) Single player
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Platform(s) Mac
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.In the year 2794, the UESC colony ship Marathon was attacked by the Pfhor.^ In their place came the Pfhor, a race of alien slavers intent on capturing the colony ship and its inhabitants.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

^ The story centered around a "rampant" AI named Durandal that took control of a colony ship called the Marathon .

^ The hollowed-out asteroid became a hollowed-out Martian moon (Deimos) and eventually became the colony ship U.E.S.C. Marathon.
  • Marathon's Story... Facts and puzzling things about 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC marathon.bungie.org [Source type: General]

.You are possibly one of several cyborgs mentioned in-game, arrived shortly thereafter to defeat this alien threat.^ Sometimes you'd encounter an alien facing one, and after dispatching it you'd see the text on the screen it had been accessing -- be it Earth history, or literature , or technical information on the station.

^ In this game there are several levels in which you have to find evidence.
  • Escape Games 24: May 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

^ The Aleph One page has all the files you'll need to download, including the original game files as they are now abandonware.
  • Marathon [Archive] - Mac Forums 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC forums.macrumors.com [Source type: General]

.The ship's main AI soon informed you that another AI onboard, Durandal, has gone rampant, and it is your job to deal with him after the Pfhor.^ If you don't have access to indoor running facilities, another plan is to extend your training schedule by a couple of weeks.

^ Basically, when you are running, a great deal of muscle activity occurs in the milliseconds BEFORE your foot lands on the ground.
  • The Science of Sport: December 2007 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.sportsscientists.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You are a waitress and your job is to serve clients.
  • Escape Games 24: May 2007 - Escape the Room Games, Point and Click Games, Adventure Games, Puzzle Games, Casual Games and Walkthroughs 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC www.escapegames24.com [Source type: General]

.Durandal ends up helping you, however, and leaves on the Pfhor's ship, leaving the Marathon and everyone onboard unharmed.^ I appreciate you marathoners, but there’s other workouts out there too that need help.
  • Marathon Tech Review: Sony’s W-Series Walkman - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com 11 September 2009 8:10 UTC gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ UPDATE: I ended up running the Half Marathon instead, due to an injury that I was late to diagnose.
  • Running the PEI Marathon - Prince Edward Island Marathon 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.runningpeimarathon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Warming up and stretching helps you in the following ways : it increases the contraction and relaxation of warmed muscles, improves economy of movement and increases blood flow.
  • How To Train For Your First Marathon (Even If You're Out Of Shape) 6 January 2010 8:32 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

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A marathon is a long distance running event where an athlete must run 26 miles and 385 yards. There are many marathons held all over the world each year. It is a very difficult event, and runners are advised to run many miles before they compete. It was named after the famous Battle of Marathon.

History

In 390 B.C. there was an important battle in Greece. There was an army from Persia that came to fight the army from Athens. The battle was held at a place called Marathon. The army from Athens was not expected to win, but they did. After the victory, they sent their best runner, a man named Pheidippides back to Athens to tell everyone the good news, but he died of exhaustion. He ran about 25 miles back to town.

First marathon

In 1896 the first modern Olympics was held. They had a race called the Marathon. It was about 25 miles. Today the race is set at 26 miles and 385 yards. That is about 26.2 miles.

Famous marathons

  • Boston Marathon
  • New York City Marathon
  • St. George Marathon
  • London Marathon
  • Berlin Marathon



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