FIT CHART
Seated shoulder height Weight Height
Rearward Facing
Seated Shoulder Height: 9 - 16.75 in.
Weight: 5 - 40 lbs.
Height: 0 - 49 in.
9 - 16.75 in. 5 - 40 lbs. 0 - 49 in.
Forward Facing
Seated Shoulder Height: 12 - 16.75 in.
Weight: 20 - 65 lbs.
Height: 0 - 49 in.
12 - 16.75 in. 20 - 65 lbs. 0 - 49 in.

MARATHON

The Marathon is a high-performing seat with an adjustable fit, making it a solid choice for your child from the #1 brand in safety technology.

  • Safeguards your child with side impact protection, an impact-absorbing base and steel frame
  • Safely installs with easy-on/off lower anchors
  • Easily adjusts with the push of a button – no need to rethread the harness
  • Includes car seat and removable pillow

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MARATHON

The Marathon is a high-performing seat with an adjustable fit, making it a solid choice for your child from the #1 brand in safety technology.

  • Safeguards your child with side impact protection, an impact-absorbing base and steel frame
  • Safely installs with easy-on/off lower anchors
  • Easily adjusts with the push of a button – no need to rethread the harness
  • Includes car seat and removable pillow
FIT CHART
Seated shoulder height Weight Height
Rearward Facing
Seated Shoulder Height: 9 - 16.75 in.
Weight: 5 - 40 lbs.
Height: 0 - 49 in.
9 - 16.75 in. 5 - 40 lbs. 0 - 49 in.
Forward Facing
Seated Shoulder Height: 12 - 16.75 in.
Weight: 20 - 65 lbs.
Height: 0 - 49 in.
12 - 16.75 in. 20 - 65 lbs. 0 - 49 in.

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SafeCell Impact Protection: Superior Protection, Only from Britax

Britax is the only child car seat brand that features world-class SafeCell Impact Protection. This integrated system of safety components provides unmatched protection for your child. These features include a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash.

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Side Impact Protection

Side impacts represent 25 percent of collisions. In fact, it’s these accidents that result in the most severe injuries. We designed the Marathon with these statistics in mind. The seat has a deep foam-lined shell to absorb energy and shield your child from side impacts.

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Safe and Easy Installation

At Britax, we make it easy on you to achieve a safe installation. The Marathon’s easy-on/off lower anchors quickly lock onto your vehicle’s anchors and disconnect with the push of a button.

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Maximum Fit and Comfort

We developed the Marathon to provide a safe and comfortable fit as your child gets bigger. The easy-adjust harness grows along with your child with 10 different positions. Change the height of the seat with just the push of a button – no inconvenient rethreading necessary.

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ALL PRODUCT FEATURES

SUPERIOR PROTECTION

  • Side impact protection formed by a deep foam-lined shell.
  • Impact-absorbing base compresses to reduce the rough force of a collision.
  • Impact-stabilizing steel frame offers superior strength where you need it most: at the connection point to the vehicle.
  • V-shaped tether minimizes seat rotation with a unique two-strap design.
  • Britax-patented staged-release stitches slow the seat’s forward movement during a crash. 
  • Impact-absorbing harness pads adsorb energy and reduce your child’s forward movement during an impact.
  • Proudly engineered, tested and made in the USA with global components for top safety and quality.

 SMART DESIGN

  • Easy-buckle system keeps buckles and straps out of your way when positioning your child.
  • Easy-remove cover pulls free of the car seat for cleaning without having to remove the harness.

 SAFE AND EASY INSTALLATION

  • On/off lower anchors lock into place with a click and easily release with a push of a button.
  • 3-position recline makes for easy angle adjustment.

 MAXIMUM FIT AND COMFORT

  • No-rethread 10-position harness quickly adjusts with the push of a button as your child grows.
  • Quick-adjust 2-position buckle easily moves outward as your child gets bigger.
  • Removable body pillow adds comfort and can be removed when your child outgrows it.
  • Plush foam padding and fabrics for premium comfort.
FULL SPECIFICATIONS
Child Weight - Rear Facing 5 - 40 lbs
Child Weight - Forward Facing 1 year and 20, up to 65 lbs
Child Standing Height 49" or less
Child Seated Shoulder Height - Rear Facing 9 - 16.75"
Child Seated Shoulder Height - Forward Facing 12 - 16.75"
Product Weight 19.5 lbs
Product Dimensions 18.5" W x 26" H x 21" D
Seat Area Depth / Width 11" / 11"
Shoulder Width 13"
Harness Slot Heights 8.5" / 9.5" / 10.5" / 11.5" / 12.5" / 13.5" / 14.5" / 15.5" / 16.5" / 17.5"
Buckle Strap Depths 5" / 7.5"

Marathon is rated 4.6117 out of 5 by 206.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Worth every penny! We have had the marathon now for a little over six months. I should have bought this a longtime ago. My son is almost two and only purchased it because we needed a car seat that was forward facing. I will be buying this much earlier for our next child rear facing. This car seat is very comfy and very sturdy. Easy to install. It's is bigger then most car seats but I like that because I know it's built well. Also is heavier the other car seats but again it makes me feel that the car seat is safer because it not make out of cheap light plastic.also very easy to clean and keep clean! Highly recommend this.
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good 5 minutes of reading the manual and another 5 minutes to install. Took a second to figure out the seat belt locks, other wise the install would have been less then 5 minutes.Piece of cake, and daughter loves it.Bought from Target, so the window shades were a nice bonus.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only one complaint....love everything else!! We bought this car seat for our now 3 year old son when he was 7 months old and had exceeded the 30" height limit for his infant car seat. We absolutely love all the convienent features like the adjustable shoulder strap system, the removable cover and ease of installation. My only complaint would be that the crotch buckle has two positions. When in the first position for smaller children, the access hole in the cover for the second position allows for the child to reach the release lever for the shoulder straps. I looked back one day to see my then two year old sitting in his seat with the straps completely loosened out as far as they would go. He was able to reach his fingers in the crotch buckle slot in the cover and pull up on the release button. I just hand stitched the hole shut to block access and then ripped out the thread when it was time to move the crotch buckle. Poor design, easy fix!! We just switched my three year old to a 3 in 1 harness booster and moved my 5 month old into this seat!! We love it!!
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent car seat This car seat was a replacement to the one I lost when my car was totaled. I like it even better than my previous one. It is perfect for my 8 month old and I know I'll be able to use it for many years.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Seat We like it a lot...the rest of this post is so that it has enough characters
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seat does not Move Needed a seat that my 18 mo. old could not get out of and fit in my car. this seat has been perfect.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit for Tall Toddler We purchased the Britax Marathon XE from Buy Buy Baby because it was the perfect seat for us. Our toddler is tall and her legs are endless! I went into Buy Buy Baby with my mind set on another car seat but I left the store with this one.I like the fact that she is protected from all sides and she's comfortable for long road trips. The only drawback is that if you put it in the middle of your back seat, which I had to do, you do not have a lot of space on either side for someone to sit comfortably beside her.We like our Britax and more importantly, she does too!
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Seat We were in a very bad accident last week. The car was totaled, my four month old slept through the wreck in her Marathon. She didn't have a single mark on her. I would definitely recommend the Marathon from newborn and up. We of course ordered a new Britax seat!
Date published: 2015-06-11
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