The Atlanta Marathon is an annual 26.2 miles (42.2 km) marathon held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The first running was in 1963 at the North Fulton Golf Corse, making it the oldest in the Southeast. The following year, the Atlanta Track Club was formed, and has run the event every year since. In 1966, Tim Singleton became director, and later founded the Peachtree Road Race. Fred Lebow ran in the marathon in the late 1960s, and later founded the New York Marathon in 1970. It was held on Thanksgiving from 1981 to 2009 and was believed to be the longest of several Turkey Trots held on Thanksgiving across the country. In 2011 the race moved dates again, away from Thanksgiving, and changed the course to be a loop course.
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“In their eyes I have seen
the pin men of madness in marathon trim
race round the track of the stadium pupil.”
—Patricia K. Page (b. 1916)