Road Racing

Marathon

Description

The longest running race on the Olympic programme, the marathon covers 42.195km. A road race, at major events it has historically finished inside the main stadium, although there have been city centre finishes at several recent international championships.

The organisers of the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, devised the marathon race over 40km to celebrate the achievements of Ancient Greece.
The distance then was extended to the imperial measurement of 26 miles at the 1908 Olympics Games in London, and increased another 385 yards when the starting line was pulled back so it could be seen by the children in the Royal Nursery at Windsor and still finish in front of Queen Alexandra at the White City Stadium in west London. This distance was standardised at 26 miles 385 yards (42.195km) in 1921.

Last Tweet

@AthleticsCanada
More Tweets

AC on Instagram

  • Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! You still have time to shop and save 25% on track jackets, hoodies and more: Shop.Athletics.ca
Discount code: XMAS25 
Ne vous emmêlez pas dans vos guirlandes! Vous avez encore le temps pour magasiner et épargner 25 % sur les vestes de survêtement, les chandails à capuchon et plus encore : Shop.Athletics.ca
Code d’escompte : XMAS25
  • Our friends at @bc.athletics really brought it this year with a track and field themed gingerbread house. 🌲🎅🏽🎁
  • #ACTBT to Graham Hood finishing 9th at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Hood won the🥇1999 Pan American Games at 1500-metres and his 3:33.94 performance ranks #2 🇨🇦 all-time. #TBT #olympics #track #athletics #trackandfield
  • It’s the moment every track and field fan has been waiting for… tickets for #TF6ix are on sale NOW! 
Championships Passes and single-day tickets. Click the link in our Profile.

C’est le moment que tous les partisans d’athlétisme attendaient... les billets pour #TF6ix sont en vente MAINTENANT! 
Passes de championnat et billets de jour
  • Tickets for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year – #TF6ix – go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. 
Les billets pour un des événements sportifs les plus attendus de l’année, le #TF6ix, seront en vente à compter de demain à 10 h.
  • Didn’t sign-up for the pre-sale? Tickets for #TF6ix go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. For more info, visit: Athletics.ca

Vous avez oublié de vous inscrire? Les billets pour #TF6ix go seront en vente auprès du grand public le mardi 12 décembre à 10 h. Pour plus d’info, visitez le site Athletics.ca
  • All I want for #Christmas is… a #TeamCanada singlet! Take 25% off current National Team comp. gear: Shop.Athletics.ca 
Discount code: COMPGEAR

Ce que j’aimerais pour Noël… un maillot d’ #ÉquipeCanada! Profitez de 25 % sur l’équipement de compétition de l’équipe nationale : Shop.Athletics.ca 
Code d’escompte : COMPGEAR
  • 👋 Melissa ・・・
We were at the @athleticscanada offices yesterday planning for #actf2018 and came across a very familiar face!
  • #ACTBT to Guillaume LeBlanc winning the silver medal in the 20 kilometre race walk at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. 
#ACTBT Aux Jeux olympiques de Barcelone en 1992, Guillaume LeBlanc a remporté la médaille d'argent aux 20 kilomètres.
  • Head over to Athletics.ca to see who will be representing 🇨🇦 2018 Pan American Cross Country Cup. #crosscountry #xc #acxc #acxc2017
  • Justyn Knight named Athletics Canada / @BioSteelSports Sports Nutrition Athlete of the Month

Justyn Knight nommé Athlète du mois @BioSteelSports Nutrition d’Athlétisme Canada
  • FREE shipping now through Dec. 7 at www.Shop.Athletics.ca. #Christmas shopping just got easy for the track & field fan on your ‘nice’ list.

Livraison GRATUITE aujourd’hui et jusqu’au 7 déc. sur www.Shop.Athletics.ca. Le magasinage de #Noël facilité pour le partisan d’athlétisme que vous désirez gâter aux Fêtes.
  • #Repost @brittcrew
・・・
🚨Brittany Crew with a new 🇨🇦 Indoor Shot Record🇨🇦🚨 18.16m at the York Christmas Open #teamcanada #shotput #shotputter #throwernation
  • Travel in style this holiday season with a new #ACTF gymsack, backpack or suitcase. 
Shop now: Shop.Athletics.ca

Voyagez avec style aux Fêtes avec un nouveau sac de gym, sac à dos ou sac de voyage #ACTF. 
Magasinez maintenant : Shop.Athletics.ca
  • #ACTBT to 25 years ago with Angela Chalmers’ winning Olympic 🥉 in 3000-metres. Along with her podium finish at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Chalmers won 4 x 🥇 at the Commonwealth Games.
More moments

Visit our E-store

Follow us!