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Marathon running

running a marathon

Running the London Marathon

As Dan approaches his first marathon, he talks to Nuala about long-distance running and asks her for some tips on how to get through the 26 miles.

This week's question:

Which country hosted the first modern marathon in 1896?

a) Greece
b) Britain
c) France

Listen out for the answer in the programme!

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Running marathons

Vocabulary from the programme

marathon

a race of 26 miles or 42 kilometres

nutrition

diet or food you eat and the benefits you get from it

nutritious

food or drink that is beneficial for your body and your health

to hydrate

to add water to something

dehydrated

in need of water or ill from not having enough water

meditation

deep thought or calm relaxation. A lot of people practise meditation as part of their religion

Zen

a form of Buddhism that focuses on meditation

blisters

painful pockets of fluid on your skin

muscular

involving or affecting the muscles

bite-sized pieces

small pieces that are easy to manage or understand

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