How long is a marathon?

How long is a marathon?
Photo by Miguel A Amutio / Unsplash

There's a good chance that within the last two weeks, you've personally uttered the phrase: "It's a marathon, not a sprint."

By which, naturally, you meant it's something that only 0.17% of the world's population accomplishes in any given year. So maybe there's a more apt comparison out there when you're just trying to convince a coworker to calm down.

With all the talk of muscle cramps, nipples bleeding, and the first person in recorded history to have run that far dying on the spot, it's no wonder that the marathon feels a bit out of reach for a lot of folks. I mean, it's a REALLY long way to run, walk, or really do anything else. Just how long is a marathon?

Click START to answer.