Event 33: Lethal Marathon
| Event 33|
|Official description||Avoid the F-Zero machines and race for the finish.|
|Character(s) used||Captain Falcon (1 stock)|
|Stage(s)||F-Zero Grand Prix|
Lethal Marathon is the 33rd event match of 51 in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is a reprise of the F-Zero Grand Prix stage from Adventure Mode, where the goal is to reach the end of the stage in the time limit. Unlike in Adventure Mode, the time limit is extremely short, the game runs at double speed, and the F-Zero racers can all hit the player in succession for massive damage and a one-hit KO. The difficulty therefore lies in navigating the stage with Captain Falcon's high falling speed and progressing forwards while avoiding the cars.
It is possible to survive getting hit, if the player is only hit by the last F-Zero machine, or by DIing out of the F-Zero machines into the ground and teching, though that is almost impossible to perform with the sped-up gameplay. There are also certain points on the field where the player is safe from the cars if they duck, most notably the platforms and bends in the road.