- Half marathon
A half marathon is a
road runningevent of 21,097.5 meters, or frac|13|7|64 miles, about 13.1 miles. It is half the distance of a marathonand usually run on roads. It is a popular race for intermediate runners, long enough to be a serious challenge but not requiring the level of training of a marathon. In consequence, many towns and cities hold annual all-comers half marathon races through their streets. It is also common for a half marathon event to be held concurrently with a marathon, using almost the same course with an early finish.
The male world record is 58:33, set by
Samuel Wanjiruof Kenyaon March 17 2007, in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The female world record is 1:06:25, set by
Lornah Kiplagatof the Netherlandson October 14 2007, in Udine, Italy.
World record progression - Men
Women's Seasons Best
Running multiple half marathons
As running half marathons has become more popular, athletes have started to set goals involving competing in multiple races. A popular goal is to run a half marathon in each state of the
United Statesand the District of Columbia. At least four runners have completed this series. [http://www.50anddcmarathongroupusa.com/plus/stats.cfm Retried 2007-11-29.]
List of half marathon races
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
* [http://www.alltime-athletics.com/mhmaraok.htm The best half-marathon times for men]
* [http://www.alltime-athletics.com/whmaraok.htm The best half-marathon times for women]
* [http://www.halfmarathons.net HalfMarathons.Net - Directory of half marathons in the USA and around the world]
* [http://www.arrs.net/YR_HMar.htm Best Year Performances]
* [http://www.mastersathletics.net World Masters Half Marathon Rankings]
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half marathon — noun A running race over the distance of 21.0975 km, half the length of a marathon … Wiktionary
half marathon — one half the length of a foot race … English contemporary dictionary
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Chicago Half Marathon — Runners on Lake Shore Drive in the Kenwood community area on the South Side of Chicago (2007) Date Se … Wikipedia
Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon — Marugame Stadium is the start and finishing point of the race … Wikipedia
Budapest Half Marathon — Runners crossing Danube River in the 2010 Budapest Half Marathon race Date Early September Location Bu … Wikipedia
Porto Half Marathon — The race crosses the River Douro over Dom Luís Bridge Date September or October Location Porto … Wikipedia