Ok - I get a couple of similar questions about how far, what, why, etc., so here are some marathon tidbits for your to chew on.
How far is your marathon?
Any and all marathons are 26.2 miles. According to Wikipedia.org "The event is named after the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens."
Why are you running a marathon, are you crazy?
Depends on who you ask, it will be a great challenge. I enjoy running, the way it makes me feel both mentally and physically. It requires little skill, only determination, along with physical and mental toughness. Continuously fighting the natural urge to sit on the couch eating junk food and watching TV vs. sweating through more or less an hour of torture for that feeling of accomplishment and the satisfaction of knowing that you did something good for yourself.
Famous celebrity marathon finishers : Meridith Baxter, William Baldwin, Anthony Edwards, Will Ferrell, Katie Holmes, Chef Gordon Ramsey, David Lee Roth, P.Diddy, Scott Bakula, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, Al Gore, John Edwards, Ryan Reynolds, Mario Lopez, Oprah, and more!