Marathon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brewster County, Texas, United States. The population was 470 in 2007, after growing from 455 in 2000, but had decreased to 430 by 2010.
Location of Marathon, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°12′27″N 103°14′36″W|
The high-end Gage Hotel is located in Marathon. The town was also a filming location for the movie Paris, Texas directed by Wim Wenders. The 1985 Kevin Costner film, Fandango, shot scenes in Marathon.
Marathon is also one of the main towns visitors can go through before driving to Big Bend National Park.