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Statistics About The Most Famous Marathons

The most famous marathons typically have tens of thousands of participants, with elite runners finishing in around 2-3 hours and recreational runners taking closer to 4-5 hours to complete the race.

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"The Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and attracts 45,000 participants each year."

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"Around 250,000 spectators attend the Chicago Marathon each year."

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"The Tokyo Marathon became a World Marathon Major in 2013."

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"Prizes at the London Marathon can exceed £500,000 for top finishers."

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"The Boston Marathon, first run in 1897, is the world's oldest annual marathon."

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"The Chicago Marathon is known for its flat and fast course, ideal for personal bests."

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"The Tokyo Marathon has an economic impact of over ¥37 billion annually."

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"The New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world with over 50,000 finishers annually."

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"The New York City Marathon course runs through all five boroughs of NYC."

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"The Berlin Marathon is known for producing World Records, with Eliud Kipchoge setting the current record of 2:01:39 in 2018."

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"Over 125 nationalities are represented in the New York City Marathon annually."

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"Approximately 40% of Boston Marathon participants are women."

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"The Berlin Marathon attracts over 40,000 runners from around 120 countries."

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"The Berlin Marathon has seen 11 world records in the men’s category since its inception."

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"Des Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years in 2018."

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"The London Marathon has raised over £1 billion for charity since its inception in 1981."

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"The London Marathon was founded by former Olympic champion Chris Brasher in 1981."

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"More than 1 million spectators line the streets for the NYC Marathon every year."

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"The winning time for the first Boston Marathon was 2:55:10."

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"The Tokyo Marathon sells out within hours due to its popularity and limited spots."

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