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A marathon is a long-distance event that officially must be 26 miles and 385 yards long. If that sounds tough, it should. Most people are just happy to finish a marathon, let alone place. But that doesn't mean people can't have a good time running, as people the world over enjoy getting out, hitting the open road and sweating their way to glory.