﻿ Orinally a marathon race was exactly 26 miles long but in 1908 the distance was extended by 385 yards w hy was the distance change and by who? - ThatsAnswer.COM

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# Orinally a marathon race was exactly 26 miles long but in 1908 the distance was extended by 385 yards w hy was the distance change and by who?

• Because in 1908 when the marathon was ran in England the queen wanted to see the marathon go by her and so it was extended so it would go by her palace.

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