Just the facts, ma’am

A half marathon is 13.1 miles, or 21,097.5 meters.
Half marathon male world record: 58:33. Female world record: 1:06:25.
(By contrast, I hope to run it in about 2:10-2:20, maybe slower).
As of June 30, 2007, Horst Preisler of Germany had successfully completed 1157 full marathons, plus 343 ultramarathons (Mr. Horst is obviously nuts).
Ever wonder how they measure the length of the course? Here’s how.
Only four days to go… Happy Half Marathon Week.

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