16 September 2009
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Q.How many people apply for the london marathon each year
A.The London marathon reaches its maximum capacity of 46,500 runners every year. Typically, more than double this number apply to run and about 75% finish.
Q.Who wrote the theam tune 4 the london marathon ?
A.The London Marathon signature theme music is called The Trap. It was written by Ron Goodwin for the film The Trap in 1966, starring Oliver Reed.
Q.How long is a marathon
A.The 1908 Olympics were the first to use 26 miles 385yd; the IAAF formalised the distance in 1921. It was Windsor to London plus a lap of the track.