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Marathon is a 42.195 km race. It is officially recorded to have started in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Different distances had been used before settling to the 42.195 km distance. Over 800 marathons are organised each year with the largest and popular being the Boston, New York City, Chicago, London, with others like the Berlin, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, Los Angeles, Rome and Paris also being popular1.

Here are world's greatest marathons and the course they take, hope you will enjoy the tour, welcome!