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  1. Run the London marathon route with us!

    Jim Caple

    The reason a marathon is 26.2 miles is because, at the 1908 London Olympics, the course planners wanted to end the race in front of Queen Alexandra's seat in the stadium. Until then, marathons varied in length, from 25 to 26 miles or so. The London r...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  2. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A lesson in running, sort of

    Jim Caple

    If Jim Caple had just run another 18.2 miles and didn't need to dodge double-decker buses and didn't get lost (even with a map) and, oh, if he were way faster, he, too, could be an Olympic marathoner.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  3. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Amy Hastings turns heartbreak into triump...

    Jim Caple

    After going through the heartbreak of just missing a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in the marathon, Amy Hastings fought her way back and earned a ticket to London in the 10,000 meters.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  4. The longest day in Torino

    Jim Caple

    The marathon is a Summer Olympics event. So Jim Caple thought up a new event for Torino -- covering every competition possible in a 24-hour period.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2006
  5. My big fat Greek marathon

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple took a walk the other day. So what? Did we mention it was the 26.2 mile route of the original marathon?

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2004