Saturday, January 15, 2011
42.195Km = MARATHON!
So here are the common mistakes I have learned so far in the world of running:
Marathon = 42.195Kms in distance. We cannot call a 3Kms a marathon nor a 10Kms. If you say "marathon" its a 42.195Kms nothing more nothing less...
Half Marathon = 21Kms. Also called "half Mary" Again do not call any distance a half marathon if its not 21Kms.
15Kms and below are "fun runs". So you cannot say "I ran a 10K marathon" Thats so wrong because 10K is not considered as a marathon.
There are also some people who run 55Km and this one I think is called "ultramarathon"
Well, I don't know the other terms yet but I am sure runners will not get offended by me when I use "marathon", "half-marathon" and a "fun run" because now I definitely know what I am talking about!