We're trying to provide the most comprehensive source of news and articles about marathoning and its all available in this section of the website. News links to other newspapers and sources, press releases from the races and our own race coverage. Also available here are links to First Marathon stories from MarathonGuide.com visitors as well as professionals, inspirational stories, humor and a section on the history of the marathon with an interactive graph showing the progression of the world record in the marathon. All the marathon information you could want in one place.
News from Other News Sources Besides writing our own articles, we're scouring the world's news sources daily to provide links to news about marathons and marathoners. You can find links to the latest news on the front page of MarathonGuide.com, view the most recently posted news, or search for news by Marathon or over a date range.
News from the Races We receive press releases daily from marathons across the world and we make them available on the press release page - read what the marathons are saying.
The one thing that every marathoner has in common is having run their first marathon. The motivations and experiences vary, but there's always something about your first... From the stories of Bill Rodgers and Grete Waitz's first marathon to the stories contributed by MarathonGuide.com visitors - each will provide that little bit of inspiration needed to go the extra mile.
Visit the First Marathons section
A major section with articles from MarathonGuide.com staff, contributors, book excerpts and more. Here you'll find answer to frequently asked questions (what are the biggest marathons, what are Boston qualifying times and more), writeups of major races, marathon inspired commentary, contributors, humor and more. There are lots of articles and information here... on MarathonGuide.com.
The history of the marathon - how it all began and the story of some of the major marathon races. View the list of the top marathon times (men and women) in history from these pages (also available with a name search on the front page of MarathonGuide.com