Friday, June 13, 2008

Stuipd Queen

An interesting fact that I wasn't aware of:

The official distance of a marathon is exactly 26 miles, 385 yards. In 1908, the marathon standard had been set at exactly 26 miles. However, at the Olympic marathon in London, it was decided that the royal family needed a better view of the finish line so organizers added an extra 385 yards to the race so the finish line would be in front of the royal box. And it's been that way ever since.