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1: How long is a marathon? A marathon is a running race that is 26 miles long.
2: What is a 5K? A 5K is a running race that is a little more than three miles.
3: What is the biggest marathon? The New York City Marathon is the largest in the country. It has the most runners and the most people who watch the race called spectators.
4: Where do marathons come from? It was named for the city of Marathon in Greece where a famous battle took place. A solider named, Pheidippides ran almost 25 miles from Marathon to Athens to tell everyone that Athens won the battle.
5: Sources: About.com Article Dashboard.com World Book Kids Data Base