Paris Marathon: 42 kilometers, the distance that refers to the legend of ancient Greece

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Wednesday, September 14, photojournalism location attended by Samuel Oliver The 8 hours, looks at 42 kilometers from the Paris Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2023, and explains that it refers to a legend from ancient Greece.

Registration opens for the Paris Marathon on Sunday, April 2, 2023. to me On this occasion, journalist Samuel Oliver is present on the set The 8 Hours, Marathon History Review, Wednesday 14th September. The Paris Marathon is just over 42 kilometers long, a distance that recalls the legend of ancient Greece.

“A messenger named Philippides undertook a mission, in the year 490 BC, to announce the victory of the Greeks over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon (Greece). So he left Marathon to reach Athens (Greece).”two cities are separated by 40 kilometers, as Samuel Oliver explains. But then, why is the Paris Marathon two kilometers longer? Samuel Olivier explains it during the 1908 Olympic Games in London (United kingdom)The British royal family wanted the marathon to end in front of their box at the Olympic Stadium in London, to the nearest metre.

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