What is a marathon?

A marathon is a race that covers a distance of 26 miles and 385 yards, and is run by men and women of all ages. Most major cities have an official marathon, and it’s also a competitive and Olympic sport. Many marathons are held to benefit charities, which is a draw for many first-timers. The Boston Marathon is among the most famous footraces in the U.S., and despite the terrorist attacks in 2013, this is still one of the most popular athletic events in the world.

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