Individual Marathon

The goal: To row or ski 42,195 meters in one workout. It is a category in our Online Ranking along with the half-marathon of 21,097 meters. For preparation and training information go to Training for a Marathon.

Each person rowing or skiing a full marathon will be awarded one free marathon pin per ranking year (May 1–April 30; US and Canada participants only).

When you've completed your marathon, enter it in your Online Logbook, and then visit the Challenges page to download a certificate and request your pin.

Questions? Email marathonprize@concept2.com.

Regulations and Recommendations

We recommend that at least one support person be present throughout the marathon attempt. This person can keep a log of your meters completed at intervals and will serve as your witness. This person is also helpful if you need extra water, and so on.

Drink fluids at least every half hour and rest as often as you need to. We suggest a minimum break of several minutes each hour. Just keep the following in mind:

  • Any rest time will be added to your total time.
  • PMs are programmed to shut down after four minutes of inactivity during a workout. To prevent your monitor from shutting down mid-marathon, either keep your breaks shorter than four minutes, or keep the monitor active by pressing Change Units regularly before you resume the piece.

Set your monitor for a 42,195 meter distance workout. For more information on how to do so, visit Performance Monitor in our Service section.

Good luck!


Marathon Pin
Marathon Pin