Sports. Marathons. Table of Contents. History of marathons Famous marathon runners Marathons in the Netherlands The end Source. History of marathons. The name comes from the town of Marathon in Greece. In the first Olimpic marathons was playing at a distance of 40 km.
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Name : Jan Huruk
Town: Orsk near Legnica
Info: One of the best players in the history of Polish men’s marathon. He represented the club colors Gryf Słupsk. Olimpian from Barcelona (1992)– he took 7 with time 2.14:32 s. The most important of his achievements is the 4 place at the world championshipsin Tokyo
(1991 - 2.15:47s)
Name: Gerard Nijboer
Info: At the Olympic Games in 1980in Moscow Nijboer won the silver medalin the marathon, losing only the defending champion WaldemarCierpinskim of the GDR ( German Democratic Republic). The winnerin this competition at the European Championships in 1982 in Athens. He earned the title of the athlete
in the Netherlands in 1982.
Eindhoven Maraton- running event playsyearly since 1990
at the traditional distance of 42.195 kilometersin Eindhoven. The first edition of the competition was held in 1959, and from 1961 to 1981 the event does not take place.From 1982 until 1990 competition held every two years.