Keep reading to learn how to train for a marathon.
How long does it take to run a marathon?
Preparing for a marathon can take a significant amount of time, but it’s impossible to know exactly how much time it will take to run one. In general, though, the time it takes to complete a marathon (or any long run) depends on a variety of different factors:
- Course difficulty
- Crowds on the running course
- Weather conditions
- Your nutrition and hydration
- Your running experience
- Your average pace