- 1 Definition of a Marathon
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- 3 Marathons
Definition of a Marathon
A "Marathon" is a long-distance run of 26 miles 385 yards, or 42.195 km.
On Oct 29th of this year, 2007, I completed my first marathon, the Adidas Dublin Marathon, in the capitol of the Republic of Ireland. It was also my first race, and despite finishing in the mid 6,000 range, I am very proud to have completed it. Initially, after completing it, having one long pint of Guinness, and recovering for a few days, I was very eager to talk to other marathoners, specifically those whose done the Dublin Marathon, but really anyone. I looked around the net, but I didn't find anything specific to the Dublin run, so I filled the gap.
My site, DublinMarathon.net has only one purpose, to connect past, present and future marathon runners. Don't let the name fool you, I welcome anyone from any part of the world with any level of experience, and I'll create a forum for any marathon event you want (as long as it's real:D).
This site currently has 3 main areas
The Forums are free to browse anonymously, and you only have to register to post (to avoid spam and that kind of thing). If you don't find a forum for the topic or event you are interested in, e-mail me (through the forums, to avoid spam:D) and I'll create one, if it's appropriate.
I know that the forums are pretty sparse now, but the only way they'll get going is if you post and help me out. It's free, I don't keep any info about you, other than your e-mail address (and even then, only if you register) and I'm just a college student who likes running and wants to connect with others like me, all over the world, so help me out :).
The gallery is where you can post photos of yourself, jogging, training, on race day, recovering, or anything else decent and race related. Again, these are just up and brand new, so be the first to post your photos!
The Blog is where I will keep everyone up-to-date on updates, plans, etc about the site, and, of course, take suggestions. I welcome all suggestions and criticisms, so drop a look in here if you're interested!
This part of the site is a legacy from my previous use for this domain name, which was a personal blog about training for the marathon. I felt so grateful to everyone who read it and commented that I couldn't discard it, so for the moment it's available here.
(Please note this is a work in progress, and anyone who would like an event added here should e-mail MillionDollarWiki -at -DublinMarathon.net, and I will be happy to add it..
The Dublin City Marathon is held every year in late October, to co-incide with the Irish October Bank Holiday Monday. The marathon is sponsored by Adidas.
The course covers much of Dublins city scenes, and includes the world famous O'Connell Street, and a leg through the Pheonix Park, a 1752 acre public park in the heart of Dublin, and home to Aras An Uachtaráin, the home of the Irish President. A map of the course is available at the offical Dublin Marathon website [here] (in .PDF format).
The Marathon was founded in 1980, when 2,100 runners took part. The most recent, in 2007, sported over 11,000 competitors.
The London Marathon is held annually in London, the capitol of England. It is normally held in April, and is a World Marathon Major.
The course is unusual in that it begins in three separate locations, with all three streams converging at the Roayl Artillery Barrack, in Woolwich. Notable, the course of the marathon takes it across the Thames river on Tower Bridge, a famous London landmark. Other landmarks passed include the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliment and Buckingham Palace. Also unsual, the London Marathon is the only one of such races which takes place across two hemispheres, as it passes the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.
The Marathon was founded in 1981, when 7,500 runners took part. The most recent, in 2007, sported over 36,000 competitors started the race, although up to 125,000 applied to participate.
New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon is held annually, and is one of the World Marathon Majors. It is also one of the United States most prestigious marathons.
The course cover all five boroughs of New York. Notable point along the route include the Queensboro Bridge, which is considered the toughest point in the race by many, and the finish in Central Park.
The New York Marathon has been run annually since 1970, and is organised by the New York Road Runners.