At 1908 London Games, the marathon ran from Windsor Castle to White City Stadium. It concluded with a partial lap of the track and finished in front of the Royal Box. This was a total distance of 42.195 km, which later became the standard distance used for marathons.
Here, Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich wins Men’s Marathon Gold at the London 2012 Summer Games.

At 1908 London Games, the marathon ran from Windsor Castle to White City Stadium. It concluded with a partial lap of the track and finished in front of the Royal Box. This was a total distance of 42.195 km, which later became the standard distance used for marathons.

Here, Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich wins Men’s Marathon Gold at the London 2012 Summer Games.

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