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Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Oct 10, 2019

Does a marathoner really get an inch shorter during the course of a marathon race? What else happens to the body when you run 26.2 miles? Why is the marathon distance even 26.2 miles in the first place?


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Thank you to the r/explainlikeimfive community, and specifically the following reddit users whose questions and responses formed the basis of this conversation: oakteach, medstudent0302, janguskhan, dyslexiaisagfit & tarpit_carnivore


BBC News articles referenced:

What happens to a runner's body?

The body's marathon effort


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