London Marathon 2019: You shrink how much? 7 stats to make you go wow!

A graphic of Big Ben, a burger, smart phone and Game of Thrones-type wolf's head all relating to the London Marathon

You expect to ache all over, be extremely tired and need to eat a lot of recovery food. These are a given after a marathon.

But what are some of the potentially unexpected consequences of running for hours through the streets of London?

From how many steps a marathon runner takes to how much height is lost during the race (yes, really, you shrink*), Get Inspired uncovers some weird and wonderful London Marathon stats you would never expect to be true.

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All the calories

A graphic of 10.5 burgers to represent the number of calories (2,600) an average marathon runner burns
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Power up

graphic to show each marathon runner burns enough energy to power smart phone for a year.
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Breaking a sweat

graphic to show the total amount sweat is produced by 2018 London marathon runners.
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You look shorter to me!

graphic to show the total height lost due to spine compression during the London Marathon.

*don't worry, you regain your height about 24 hours later as discs in your spine regain their fluid

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Binge watch

graphic to show how many times you could watch Game of Thrones in the total time participants spent running the 2018 London Marathon
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Le Jog

graphic to show the combined distance of all 3018 London Marathon finishers is equal to going from Land's End to John O'Groats 1,296 times.
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#RestDay

graphic to show a marathon runner could have 5 step-free days following a 50,000 step marathon