How many steps do you take in a marathon?
A couple of guys where I work are into this '10,000 steps a day' walking exercise stuff.
They both have pedometers, so I borrowed them on my lunchtime trot just to see how many steps I took.
An 8.4 mile run worked out at 10,078 steps on one pedometer and 11,280 on the other. Strangely they were identical pedometers, so I'm surprised at such a difference. I'm going to repeat the exercise tomorrow to see if the same happens.
So take an average of say 10,600 and that works out at 1262 steps per mile, just over 4ft 2in (or 1.27 metres) per step
A marathon then would be about 33,000 steps.
OK this is for me - I'm about 5ft 9 - someone with longer or shorter legs would get a different answer, but maybe not desperately different.
I was looking up stuff on the web and the 'accepted wisdom' was 2000 step per mile walking, with some sites saying that there was very little difference in steps per mile walking or running.
Has anyone else got any numbers for this?