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Monday, August 6

Units of Measure

The ABCs and running series: Today's topic "Units of Measure."
I grew up Canadian but never really adopted the metric system. In Canada it became widespread by 1980s, but I was just to set in my ways to disregard miles, pounds, or gallons. Fortunately I now reside in the USA where gallons and miles are the norm.

1.6 km= 1 mile
5 km= 3.1 miles
8 km= 4.97 miles
10 km= 6.2 miles
Half-marathon= 21.097 km, 13.1 miles
Marathon = 42.195 km, 26.2 miles

Running track for 1 lap is 440 yards or 400 meters and 4 laps equals a mile. wiki