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A half-marathon is 13.1 miles and half the length of a marathon. It is much easier to train for and a lot less dangerous than running a marathon, so more people enjoy running half-marathons. The fastest time for a half-marathon is 62 minutes and 56 seconds, which is slightly under 5 minutes a mile. Many cities and states hold various half-marathon events with participants both running and walking.

  1. 1. How many miles is a half marathon?
    1. a. 6 miles
    2. b. 10 miles
    3. c. 13 miles
  2. 2. What is the fastest time for a half marathon?
    1. a. 62 minutes
    2. b. 34 minutes
    3. c. 83 minutes
  3. 3. What does a half marathon require less of than a marathon?
    1. a. Strength
    2. b. Water
    3. c. Training