I'm new to this field, working on my first calibration and course certification. I've had my head in the manual enough to make my eyes hurt, but I do love the detail and procedural aspect of it all.
In Appendix F of the 2022.1.1 manual, it states that "The marathon is defined as 42.195km exactly". It shows conversions for the half marathon and the SAE equivalent distances - 13.10938M in my case.
My confusion is that the online system goes as far as to need the temperature of my steel tape, but yet does not allow me to use the fifth decimal place to enter the distance for my half marathon course application. I would think that the five inches that the 0.00008 miles represents is probably more than a tape would stretch on a hot day.
My main worry however is that the system is going to complain that my distance counts (13.10938M) don't match the applied-for distance (13.1093M).
Am I over thinking this? I am about to hit the submit button on my first certification and would very much like to get it right.