Re: Prop Bet: Friend whos never ran more than 2 miles at one time wants to run a marathon
I've been running medium distances (8-12 miles) for the last 6 years.
Before making odds you need to know a few things;
-Is there a time limit he has to finish in
-Is he allowed to walk
-If he gets injured during the marathon is the bet void
Obviously if he is allowed to walk and there is no time limit, you should be getting about 3:1 to odds, however if he has to run the entire thing and has to finish in say under 6.5 hrs, a 15min/mile pace, there's pretty much no way you can lose, you can offer him 10:1, take 4 mortages out on your home, and make bank.