There is no better feeling than training for, and crossing the finish line of your first marathon. I am here to give you that feeling. This site will help you plan, train for, and run your first marathon. I will give you all the tips and information you need to run 26 miles!
- The Marathon Professor
The current marathon distance (26 mi., 385 yds.) was set for the 1908 London Olympics so that the course could start at Windsor Castle and end in front of the Royal Box. Not until 1921, however, was that distance adopted as the "official" Marathon distance by the IAAF.