WONDER #197: How Long Is a Marathon?

Question 1 of 3

A marathon has an official distance of what?

  1. 5 kilometers
  2. 13.1 miles
  3. 26 kilometers
  4. 26 miles and 385 yards

Question 2 of 3

Marathons take their name from the legendary run of which Greek soldier?

  1. Pheidippides
  2. Atlas
  3. Zeus
  4. Marathon

Question 3 of 3

The marathon was featured as one of the original modern Olympic events in what year?

  1. 1776
  2. 1896
  3. 1986
  4. 2016

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