BMW Oslo Marathon takes place on the 17. September 2016
The marathon is a running even with a distance of 42,195 metres. The name comes from the soldier Pheidippides who, according to Greek legend, ran from the city of Marathon to Athens to accounce that the Persians had been defeated at the Battle of Marathon. The distance of 42,195 metres is not the exact distance between Marathon and Athens. The running distance has varied between 40 km and 42,75 km throughout the Olympics from 1896 to 1920. In 1921 The International Association of Atheltics Federations (IAAF) decided that the standard marathon length should be 42,195 metres as this was the exact distance that was run in the 1908 Olympics between Windsor and White City Stadium in London.
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Source: oslomaraton.no / Norway Today