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Secondary Magazine - Issue 58: Up2d8 maths

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Secondary Magazine Issue 58

Up2d8 Maths

The first London Marathon took place on 29 March 1981, with 6 625 runners completing the course. You might remember the American Dick Beardsley and Norwegian Inge Simonsen winning the men’s event dramatically, holding hands as they crossed the finish line in a dead heat. The marathon has since grown enormously with many runners raising money for charity. The sponsors claim that the London Marathon is the biggest fundraising event in the world.

This resource uses the marathon as a context for students to set up mathematical models: firstly, to decide for how long they could keep up with the London Marathon course record holder; and then to decide whether driving or running is the faster way to get around the marathon course!

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