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All you need for the Marathon
Around the Academy:

Top advice for the Marathon
Want some expert marathon tips? This is the place
Whatever your level, running a marathon is a gruelling physical test.

But worry not, because the Academy is here to help you through it. Read on for everything you need to survive (and maybe even enjoy) your 26-mile slog.


Tapering your training
Runner in training
As the race draws near it's time to cut down. Our expert will tell you how!

Physiology and nutrition tips
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Our experts have been answering your questions.

Marathon meal plans
Healthy food
During training, on the big day and post-race, eating well will help your performance.

Tips for the big day
Runners prepare to start
Your training is over and you're ready to go. Pack your bag and hit the road with us.

Coping with minor niggles
Marathon runner with a blister
Things like cramp and stitches are a pain, but they don't have to mean the end of your race.

The body's marathon effort
Injured marathon runner
From cramps, to dizziness, to dehydration, running a marathon can push you to the limit.

Recovery
Runner relaxing after the race
Fatigue, dehydration, stiffness - find out how to avoid these problems and more.




Marathon facts
The modern marathon is run over 26.2 miles or 42.195 km
After about 20 miles many inexperienced runners 'hit the wall', an infamous experience suffered when their bodies have run out of fuel
Some people find it easier to 'marathon' than others. This is partly due to their genes


FROM THE BBC >>
:: BBC Science: Marathon

INTERNET LINKS >>
:: English Institute of Sport
:: Flora London Marathon

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