We get out the calculator to do the maths on the world’s most famous foot race …
is the number of marathoners registered for this year’s race.
is the highest point in the race in kilometres (when the worst is behind you). Experienced marathoners look out for the Alex Pak sign around the 25th km – to know that it’s all downhill from here – (in a good way).
is the number of nationalities who will compete in this year’s meet from as far and wide as Antarctica, Ivory Coast and Andorra.
is the number of runners from the UK (the largest non-Greek contingent); followed by Italy, US, France and Germany.
is the total weight in tonnes exerted on average through feet and knees over the duration of the course.
is the number of metres to be covered by participants of the full marathon.
the number of times the globe will be covered collectively.
the number of heart beats expended (enough to allow the average heart to beat for 7 years).
the average litres of perspiration lost (enough to fill a large swimming pool).
the number of calories burned off (the equivalent of 106,123 Mars Bars).
* The statistics are based on a 2 hour, 30 minute marathon
Insider Weekly, November 8, 2017.