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How the marathon distance was set to 42,195 meters or 26 miles and 385 yards ?

In 1908 London Olympic games, the British Royal Family wanted the race to begin beneath the windows of the nursery at Windsor Castle and finish opposite the royal viewing box at the Olympic stadium. The start and finish lines were adapted to accommodate the request, and since then the marathon distance was standardized to that distance- 42 kilometers and 195 meters (42.195 km) or 26 miles and 385 yards (26.219 miles).

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07/12/2018

42.2 Club® purchase orders were shipped

All 42.2 purchase orders submitted until December 6, were mailed out by December 7.

16/09/2018

2:01:39 the new marathon world record

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) won the 2018 Berlin Marathon at 2:01:39 hours, the new world marathon record.

16/09/2018

World marathon record 2:01:39 belongs to Elihud Kipchoge

Elihud Kipchoge (Kenya) is the world fastest marathon runner. He ran and finished the 2018 Berlin Marathon on September 16, 2018, at 2:01:39 hours.

30/08/2018

42.2 official Mug

Try our Member of the 42.2 Club® pack of 3 Official Mugs for 36.00 US $ (Sales tax included).
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04/08/2018

Sale ! A set of 42.2 ® coasters just 11 USD

The official Member of the 42.2 Club® set of coasters are now on Sale for 11 USD per set, including tax.
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22/04/2018

Winners of 2018 London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) is 2018 London Marathon winner (Men). His time is 2:04:16 hours.

Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) is 2018 London Marathon winner (Women). Her time is 2:18:31 hours.

16/04/2018

Winners of 2018 Boston Marathon

Yuki Kawauchi (Japan) is the winner of 2018 Boston Marathon (Men). He ran the 42,195 meters (26 miles and 385 yards) at 2:15:54 hours.

Desiree Nicole Linden (USA) is the winner of 2018 Boston Marathon (Women). She ran the 42,195 meters (26 miles and 385 yards) at 2:39:54 hours.

09/03/2018

New Offer !!! 3-Pack Mugs.

New Offer !!! 3-Pack Mugs.
3-Pack Member of the 42.2 Club® Official Mugs for 36.00 US $ (Sales tax included).
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09/03/2018

Add the Member of the 42.2 Club® logo to your Facebook profile picture

Just click the link and follow the instructions! Make sure you change the size and position of the 42.2 Club logo so it won’t hide you from the picture!
https://twibbon.com/Support/member-of-the-422-club

13/12/2017

What is fartlek ?

Fartlek is a Swedish training method based on a continuous running sessions and a mixture of interval. The intervals could be distance based or time units based or a mixture of them.

12/12/2017

How the marathon distance was set to 42,195 meters or 26 miles and 385 yards ?

In 1908 London Olympic games, the British Royal Family wanted the race to begin beneath the windows of the nursery at Windsor Castle and finish opposite the royal viewing box at the Olympic stadium. The start and finish lines were adapted to accommodate the request, and since then the marathon distance was standardized to that distance- 42 kilometers and 195 meters (42.195 km) or 26 miles and 385 yards (26.219 miles).

05/11/2017

Flanagan the first US woman runner in NY City Marathon

For the first time in 40 years, Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman runner at TCS New York City Marathon. She finished at 2:26:53 hours, ahead of Mary Keitany (Kenya)

05/11/2017

Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) is the winner of 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) is the winner of today’s 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. He finished at 02:10:53 hours (just 3 seconds ahead of Wilson Kipsang from Kenya too.

03/11/2017

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24/10/2017

Surprise winner at 2017 Venice Marathon

A bizarre incident in which the leading six runners took a wrong turn assisted local runner Eyob Faniel (Italy) to win 2017 Venice Marathon at 2:12:16 hours.

15/10/2017

A surprise winner of 2017 TCS Amsterdam Marathon

Lawrence Cherono (Kenya) is the 2017 winner of TCS Amsterdam Marathon at 2:05:09 hours.

08/10/2017

2017 Chicago Marathon Winners

Rupp, Galen (from Portland, OR, USA) won the 2017 Chicago Marathon at 02:09:20 hours.

Last year winner, Kirui, Abel (from Kenya) finished second, 28 seconds after the winner.

Dibaba, Tirunesh (from Ethiopia) was the first among the women at 02:18:31 hours.

Today’s results are faster than 2015, 2016 results.

24/09/2017

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) won the 2017 Berlin Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) won the 2017 Berlin Marathon at 2:03:32 hours.

06/08/2017

Geffrey Kirui (Kenya) winner of 2017 World Championships Marathon

Geffrey Kirui from Kenya just won the 2017 World Championships Marathon.
He finished the 42,195 meters at 2:08:27 hours.
Tamirat Tola (Ethiopia) finished second at 2:09:49 hours.

Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) who was the 2017 London Marathon winner – finished at 8th place, at 2:12:16 hours.

06/05/2017

Eliud Kipchoge – 2:00:24 hours – unofficial

An unofficial marathon record at 2:00:24 hours – Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya ran an unofficial marathon held at the Monza race track, Italy and finished at 2:00:24. Eliud Kipchoge was also the winner of 2016 Rio Olympic Games Marathon.

06/11/2016

Winners of 2106 New York Marathon

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) is the winner of 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. He reached the finish line after 2:07:51 hours. Mary Keitany (Kenya) was the first among the women runners, at 2:24:26 hours.

30/10/2016

Mark Korir (Kenya) won the 2016 Frankfurt Marathon

Mark Korir (Kenya) won the 2016 Frankfurt Marathon at 2:06:48 hours.

10/03/2015

42.2 stickers were distributed in Marathons in France

Member of the 42.2 Club ® were distributed in Paris Marathon and in Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, France. Ask your race coordinator for the bumper stickers.

10/03/2015

42.2 Club stickers in Maratona San Antonio ® Italy

Official Member of the 42.2 Club ® stickers were distributed in the runner’s bag of  Maratona San Antonio ®, held in Padua (Padova) Italy on April 27th 2014.

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