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Marathon Quiz

Answer these various questions about the marathon running race.
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Last updated: March 21, 2023
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First submittedMarch 21, 2023
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Country where the legendary first marathon was run
Greece
City where that run began
Marathon
City where that run ended
Athens
Year of that run
490 BC
Name of that legendary messenger runner
Philippides
 
 
Year of first marathon in the modern Olympics
1896
Distance of the modern marathon in miles (rounded)
26
Distance of the modern marathon in kilometers (rounded)
42
Distance of the modern marathon in kilometers (to 3 decimal places)
42.195
 
 
Current marathon record holder
Eliud Kipchoge
Country of the current marathon record holder
Kenya
Time of his fastest official marathon run (HH:MM)
2:01
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Cities of the six World Marathon Majors (WMM)
Boston
New York
Chicago
Berlin
Tokyo
London
Healthcare company that began sponsoring the WMM in 2015
Abbott
The WMM added this competition in 2016
wheelchair
 
 
Term for running the second half faster than the first
negative split
Any race longer than a marathon is called this.
ultramarathon
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Level 54
Apr 12, 2024
Kelvin Kiptum is now the marathon record holder with 2:00:35, so 2:01 should be the answer. Sadly, he has since passed away.