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26 miles is a marathon.

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  • 209

    Zach Dunn

    5 years ago

    If you get tired while swimming, there's actually a risk of drowning. Running just lets you pass out!

    • 52

      likeaboss4222

      3 years ago

      just float but that also does depend on your body type but still

    • 24

      Brandon

      2 years ago

      Also, swimming is hard for a runner...

    • 12

      Salamat

      2 years ago

      I want to run a marathon.

    • 10

      Conor Begley

      2 years ago

      I can't float so I can't really swim

    • 3

      Conor Begley

      2 years ago

      I cycled 13 miles in 2 hours so running 26 miles will take 8 hours

    • 19

      Jason Doherty

      2 years ago

      So lets say you cycle 30 kph you can walk 15 kph fuck logic

    • 0

      FistofStalin

      2 years ago

      Quite.

    • 19

      Samuel Metcalf

      2 years ago

      26 miles in 8 hours? that makes no sense. If you're running, let's say you average at 8 mph, even though it is very possible to run faster. That should only take 3 hours and some change. In order to "run" it in 8 hours that would mean your going about 3 mph...That's a walk not a run...maybe a slight jog....I just had to say that. :)

    • 2

      Meowcats

      1 year ago

      Actually, you could go into cardiac arrest.

    • 4

      Franklin Chen

      1 year ago

      @likeaboss unless you insist on swimming 5 miles using backstroke you're gonna drown

    • 4

      Trace Hilbun

      1 year ago

      I'm a long distance runner and a swimmer. I have swam 2 miles before and almost died. But I have ran 15 miles before and felt like I could go on further.

    • 12

      Rainbow

      1 year ago

      Swimming 5 miles isn't that hard.

    • 2

      Sanic Hegehog

      1 year ago

      Gotta Go Fast

    • 5

      gills

      1 year ago

      funnily enough swimming is easy for a swimmer, and there is always side stroke for when you get too tired

    • 1

      John Rodack

      1 year ago

      I had to swim that much nearly every day when I swam competitively but running seems more fun lol

    • 7

      Kristers Stepanovs

      1 year ago

      You could just slowly swim... like you know, no pressure at all just float till you get there. running is much harder

    • 7

      Mouhammad Row Toukhy

      1 year ago

      Nobody said the water was deep.

    • 4

      Jenski Slommers

      1 year ago

      Not if you have a heart problem. My sister does and she can only run two miles and her chest starts to hurt.

    • 3

      thehottie_fromIreland

      1 year ago

      Zach, what if when you fall you seriously harm your self

    • 1

      ASHLEII13

      1 year ago

      Fuck yea it does!!!

    • 5

      PaperlessPaper

      1 year ago

      @Zach What if you pass out over a lake?

    • 6

      adi

      1 year ago

      i am fat so i float and i do not give a damn

    • 0

      Alpha

      1 year ago

      Well, I don't swim because of bindings. I have complete crap lungs because of the bindings, and I'd get winded and pass out either way. But with running I wouldn't drown.

    • 1

      theboss

      1 year ago

      Depends how cold the water is, most people freeze to death.

    • 3

      Alexandre Serra

      1 year ago

      just fucking go slow

    • 0

      thatguyyouknow

      1 year ago

      I can't do either one, so

    • 0

      SoyMilk

      11 months ago

      fit as fuck!

    • 1

      Mike Buonomo

      11 months ago

      Ware a life vest!

    • 0

      NewYorker

      11 months ago

      Your shoulders and arms would be dead from just a half mile, well that's just my opinion

    • 1

      Witherful

      10 months ago

      Doesn't say the water isnt 2 feet deep and it doesn't say that you couldn't take a break.

    • 1

      Carlos

      6 months ago

      Shallow water bro shallow water

    • 2

      alyssa

      6 months ago

      I do swim and yes you could do swim but if you were smart you would pace yourself. I pace my self in practice so i wont get tired and after practice is over i feel like i could go and run a mile or 2

    • 1

      omg_what

      6 months ago

      maybe it's in a pool??

    • 0

      optickunzy

      5 months ago

      I dont swim very well..

    • 0

      Jacob Dittmer

      4 months ago

      I'll take 10 minute breaks every 5 minutes

    • 0

      kitty

      2 months ago

      I suck at swimming I'm gonna just keep running and running and running

    • 0

      kitty

      2 months ago

      I suck at swimming I'm gonna just keep running and running and running

    • 0

      WintersMan123

      1 month ago

      @Conor_Begly 2 hours**

  • 15

    Patrick

    5 years ago

    Mr. Dunn brings up the excellent point of dying in the swimming event. Passing out only results in minor scrapes and bruises in the running option.

    • 10

      zrayz0123

      2 years ago

      Its funny how your name is patrick but you picked running

    • 2

      zrayz0123

      2 years ago

      Its funny how your name is patrick but you picked running

    • 5

      Alison

      2 years ago

      Doesn't say how deep the water is. It could be, like, 3 feet. And there could be life guards, too.

  • 13

    Cassmonsta

    2 years ago

    Im taking lifeguard courses and already swim a couple km sometimes... This was really a no-brainer for me.

  • 11

    Oscar Oliver Olsson

    2 years ago

    Well, as a swimmer I'd obviously choose the 5 miles...

  • 9

    Madi60517

    2 years ago

    Run a marathon or swim a little...I could at least stop if I wanted too.

  • 8

    Evan Marsh

    2 years ago

    Five miles is not that hard at all, with a combination of different strokes and floats it could be done easily. In swimming you can use different parts of your body to move you through the water there for giving the other parts a rest, unlike running where it's the constant use of your legs and feet.

  • 7

    thestralpixie

    3 years ago

    I can't run for the life of me, but I'm a pretty good swimmer.

  • 6

    Z-Day Survivor

    1 year ago

    Why not both?

  • 6

    Patrick

    2 years ago

    Worst part is you CAN'T say you ran a marathon haha

  • 5

    NikWillOrStuff

    1 year ago

    hey look at the URL, this is the 3d post ever!

  • 5

    shotgun

    2 years ago

    i'd chuck in my ipod and go for gold bitch

  • 5

    MoistWipes121E

    5 years ago

    is this even a debate right now.. running or anything else? obviously running lets be serious!

    • 5

      Sorry_Darth_Vader_Widebeam_Phaser

      2 years ago

      Try RUNNING 26 miles, unless you're an Olympian I doubt you can even walk that distance without a break

    • 3

      hey519

      2 years ago

      @SDVWP, accidentally clicked agree, 26 miles is marathon distance, it's been proven that with just 8 months of training, any average person can do it, you don't have to be an Olympian.

    • 0

      secretsonicfangirl

      1 year ago

      OK,I think I just nearly choked hearing that. I couldn't even imagine...

  • 5

    SunnyBones

    5 years ago

    I hear drowning is the most peaceful way to kick the bucket (and swallow its contents).

    • 11

      likeaboss4222

      3 years ago

      ok try holding your breath or having water go down the windpipe neither are very nice now try both at the same time

    • 9

      Sorry_Darth_Vader_Widebeam_Phaser

      2 years ago

      Peaceful my ass, gasping for air, most likely freaking out, holding your breath untill you have to inhale and all you have to inhale is water. Yup sounds realy peaceful and relaxing...

    • 3

      Kirsten

      2 years ago

      Most people who drown actually don't inhale water. The body simply shuts off the esophagus until you suffocate (in most instances)

    • 7

      Mecca Asturias

      2 years ago

      was that supposed to be a plus because it still sounds painful as shit

  • 4

    bridget huepfel

    2 years ago

    I'm a swimmer, trust me 5 miles isn't as bad as it sounds

  • 4

    Abigail Carroll

    2 years ago

    There's no time limit, right? I'll finish this sometime next month

  • 4

    .......SUPRISE......

    2 years ago

    excersize fuck yeah

  • 4

    akudo1

    2 years ago

    You can just swim slow for 5 miles but you have to run the full 26 miles

  • 4

    Minn23

    3 years ago

    it never said that it cant be a swimming pool that's shallow and you cant stant and in what time and that you cant take breaks

  • 3

    Nyancat:3

    2 years ago

    I already swim 5 miles every day so this isnt a problem

  • 3

    Ethan Kalhs

    2 years ago

    who said u had to do it all at once

  • 3

    Michael Wilson

    2 years ago

    Swimming 5 miles would be way way harder

  • 3

    Wise Octopus

    2 years ago

    I would walk 500 miles...

  • 3

    cerpintaxt

    3 years ago

    apparently you people don't realize how god damn slow the average human swims... you'd be in the water for hours working far more muscle with far less oxygen.

  • 3

    drizzy

    3 years ago

    im a cross country runner so ill take my chances in a marathon

  • 3

    0cookiemonster0

    3 years ago

    swimming is a full body work out.. and it never said you can't do it over a long period of time! ;)

    • 1

      Lewis

      2 years ago

      You're still swimming 5 miles, regardless of how long it takes.

  • 2

    Seref Kana

    1 year ago

    I can swim 5 non-stop miles without getting tired, but I can barely run 1 mile. I'm a swimmer..

  • 0

    xpumpkin<3

    1 week ago

    no one said where. I can run, stop, and continue on

  • 2

    kokid913

    3 years ago

    I plain enjoy running more than swimming plus I would like to run a marathon

  • 1

    Gabriella

    9 months ago

    Swim 5 miles.. dont want to run 25 miles lol this not no marathon..

  • 1

    Mason1027

    10 months ago

    Lol whys everyone saying you would drown while swimming? Who said you had to swim nonstop? You can take breaks and just float for a while.

  • 1

    cass crit

    11 months ago

    I'm a swimmer and running is hard for swimmers

  • 1

    Murat Martin Keranovic

    1 year ago

    i love swimming

  • 1

    Jackie680015

    1 year ago

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  • 1

    Bio Wolf64

    1 year ago

    I am a track long distance and an cross country runner and I run 24 mile marathons so yeah

  • 1

    Aaron.Campbell1

    1 year ago

    Doesn't matter i can do either!

  • 1

    Anadwen

    1 year ago

    26 miles? that would take me, running by the average speed of 2 MPH, a 30 minute break for each of 3 meals, and many shorter breaks, about 14 miles a day + 8 hours sleep + another 14 hours running... 2 days.

    • 1

      secretsonicfangirl

      1 year ago

      What?!you can run that fast?I can barely run 0 mph!so it would probably take me a month to get halfway there. Plus,I would willingfully swim 500 miles.

  • 1

    Laurence Peal

    1 year ago

    Never said in one go...

  • 1

    SpiffyChrist

    1 year ago

    Didn't really state that you had to do it non stop. i can Run half a mile a day.

  • 1

    ownthehobo

    2 years ago

    Running isnt that bad!

  • 1

    plaidsunglasses

    2 years ago

    i know what the marathon runners will pick!

  • 1

    skyyxo

    2 years ago

    I'm the worst swimmer I can't even do 200m without being tired

  • 1

    ato

    2 years ago

    i don't like to run, simple decision

  • 1

    NinjaCat

    2 years ago

    I've been a swimmer so I would pull that off easier...

  • 1

    TeslaCoilGirl

    2 years ago

    I can't swim 50 ft without nearly passing out. I can run quite a distance, actually.

  • 1

    Jesse Williams

    2 years ago

    Doesn't say you can't swim without an aid or flotation device. :P Loophole. :D

  • 1

    bab1230

    2 years ago

    Swimming 5 miles is about equal to a marathon and running us safer

    • 1

      NinjaCat

      2 years ago

      Depends if you're a good swimmer or not

  • 1

    Bocaj Teews

    2 years ago

    Swimming is fucking difficult.

  • 1

    Joe Mama

    2 years ago

    I don't like drowning...

  • 1

    Gabriel

    2 years ago

    I have done both, and swimming is easier.

  • 1

    Anon

    2 years ago

    Just take breaks.

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