== मैराथन प्रतियोगिताएँ ==
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In 2006, the editors of [[Runner's World]] selected a "World's Top 10 Marathons",<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20060314045232/www.runnersworld.com/article/0,5033,s6-51-0-0-2196-1-4-2,00.html Runner's World Top 10 Marathons]</ref> in which besides the above five events the [[Amsterdam Marathon|Amsterdam]], [[Honolulu Marathon|Honolulu]], [[Paris Marathon|Paris]], [[Rotterdam Marathon|Rotterdam]], and [[Stockholm Marathon|Stockholm]] marathons were featured. Other notable large marathons include United States [[Marine Corps Marathon]], [[Los Angeles Marathon|Los Angeles]], and [[Rome Marathon|Rome]]. The [[Boston Marathon]] is the world's oldest annual marathon, inspired by the success of the 1896 Olympic marathon and held since 1897. The oldest annual marathon in Europe is the [[Košice Peace Marathon]], held since 1924 in [[Košice]], [[Slovakia]].