How Long is a Marathon? [Infographic]

The Marathon Distance in Perspective

The Marathon Distance in Perspective“How long is a marathon?” If you are one of the over 500,000 runners who completed a marathon in 2013, you already know it is 26.2 miles or 42.2 kilometres. However, many non-runners or curious individuals have no idea. And even if they know the numbers, they have a hard time understanding exactly how long it really is. Continue reading

Running Facts and Figures [Infographic]

This detailed infographic, published by The Spine and Sports Health Centre, provides several running facts and figures. It also covers some of the most common orthopaedic injuries’ signs and symptoms. Continue reading

Why Does My GPS Say the Race Was Long?

SeaWheeze GPS Route

Anybody who has run a race with a GPS has probably noticed that their device says that they ran longer than the ‘official’ length. This has led many people complain to the race director that their course was poorly measured. In fact it is one of the most often complaints … Continue reading