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What Is the Time It Takes to Run a Marathon?

If you've ever questioned if you're capable of running a marathon, the good news is that virtually anyone can do it with the right preparation. You could also be curious as to how long it would take. Average marathon timings vary based on a number of criteria, including an individual's age, gender, and degree of fitness.



A full marathon is always 26.2 kilometres in length. Marathons take anything from a little more than 2 hours for world-class, elite marathoners to 8 hours or more for everyone else.


According to RunRepeat, the average marathon time for men in U.S. events in 2019 was 4:30:46 (10:19 minutes per mile pace). The average time for women to complete was 4:56:3

9. (11:18 minutes per mile pace).

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