Since when is the Falmouth Road Race a marathon? I thought it was 7.1 miles. Letsrun.com calls it a marathon on the front page... sheesh.
It's all relative....
Like Einstein said, "Put your hand on a hot stove and 2 minutes is a VERY LONG time. Talk for 2 minutes to a very beautiful woman, and 2 minutes is a VERY SHORT time."
I can remember 5km races in college that felt like marathons! I can remember marathons that felt like 5kms!
maybe you should read it again slowly
The richest non-marathon in the US (Falmouth) has no mainstream press:
And speaking of Falmouth... what is this .1 crap? Anyone run it? You pass the 7 mile marker about 10-15 meters from the finish! In the results I think they still calculate pace based on 7.1 (which makes you look faster than you really are)... what would be so horrible about advertising the actual distance of the race, which is probably 7.01 miles.