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马拉松常识“ABC”


(河南信阳 周 帆)

我们知道马拉松除了课文中提到的Skating Marathon,还有很多种类,那你知道它们为什么叫马拉松吗?

What time can the marathon date back to?
马拉松可以追溯到何时?
It can date back to the 5th century B.C. 能追溯到公元前5世纪。
What was Marathon then?
那时马拉松是什么?
It was a small town about 26 miles from the city of Athens in Greece.
它是希腊的一个小镇,距雅典城26英里。
Where did the marathon come from? 
马拉松运动的起源是什么?
It came from the story in the 5th century B.C. that a herald named Phidippides ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory and died on the spot. 
它起源于公元前5世纪雅典长跑运动员费迪皮迪兹的故事,他以传令官的身份从马拉松到雅典跑了26英里宣告希腊在战争中的胜利,最后却牺牲了生命。
Was the marathon one of the ancient Olympic events?
 古代奥运会有马拉松运动吗?
Never. 没有。
What's the distance the modern Olympic marathon covers?
现代奥林匹克马拉松全程有多长?
Approximately 26 miles. 大约26英里。
How long does it take for athletes to finish?
运动员要花多长时间跑完全程?
It usually takes over 2 hours for athletes to finish.
通常要花2个多小时。

Tips:

参加马拉松比赛荣获冠军,英文可以说:He is the marathon champion. 也可以说:He has won the marathon. (他赢了马拉松比赛。)
健身准备参加马拉松,英文叫作to train for a marathon;
跑马拉松,叫作to do / run a marathon;
跑了全程,则叫作to complete / finish a marathon,例如:
I ran / completed the marathon in less than three hours.(不到三小时,我就跑完了马拉松。)


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