Vercengetorix: Or how the original marathon was 25mi but those snobby Brits changed it for London 1908 to 26.2mi so the Royals could watch the finish from their box seats?
IAmRight: Are we able to talk about how the original marathoner died at the end of the run, so perhaps what happened in Boston was just a homage to Pheidippides? Or is it still too soon?
gopher321: Imagine the people running in slow motion to the Chariots of Fire theme music, while Michael Bay-like explosiions are going off all around them...that's entertainment!
downstairs: Vercengetorix: Or how the original marathon was 25mi but those snobby Brits changed it for London 1908 to 26.2mi so the Royals could watch the finish from their box seats?Didn't know that. Why didn't they just move the *starting* line up 1.2 miles?
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