Friday, 14 August 2015

Interesting Marathon Facts

So, you are running a marathon. Or maybe you are thinking about running a marathon? Either way, you might find some of these marathon fun facts interesting:

- The most tiring marathon events is held in China, where participants have to climb 5,164 steps along the Great Wall

- Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was a two time Olympic Marathon champion while running barefoot

- A typical marathon runners diet is 65% carbs, 25% protein, 10% fat.

- Carb loading refers to increasing carbohydrate consumption by 10-20%. It should be done in the last few days leading to the race

- Experts recommend drinking 400-800ml/hr during a marathon

- The 2013 New York marathon had 50,740 starters which is the largest in marathon history

- The worlds fastest marathon runner is Wilson Kipsang who completed the Berlin marathon in 2013 in 2:03:23

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Author: Hayley Polsen

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