The marathon is named after a town in Greece which was the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC. The battle was won by the Athenian army which defeated the Persians. As legend has it, after the victory, a messenger named Philippides ran from Marathon to Athens, a distance of approximately 26 miles, to announce the victory, after which, as the story goes, he keeled over and died. (Pretty much how most folks feel after having completed a marathon!)
The foregoing legend is based on accounts by several historians whose versions differ in a number of details. Most agree that someone ran from Marathon to Athens, and the race known as the marathon today commemorates that feat. There have been minor adjustments to the distance over the years and it has now been set at 26.2 miles.
Marathon, Greece started the marathon by messengers jogging to and back and forth from Marathon Greece and other cities; hence the name marathon.
Marathon is a name of a city in ancient Greece.
It took place on the Plain of Marathon.
The city of Marathon in Greece. The name for the foot-racecomes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who ran from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over the Persians, 490BC. A distance of 42.195Kms
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Marathon. I think.
flip flops,crocks,and sandals are the worst shoes to ware in a marathon.
The name marathon comes from the Battle of Marathon. It was fought between Persia and Athens at Marathon, Greece. After the Greeks defeated the Persians, they sent a runner back to Athens to inform the Greeks of their victory. The distance between Marathon and Athens was around 25 to 26 kilometers. He burst into the assembly hall exclaiming Νενικήκαμεν (We have won!) then collapsed and died from exhaustion. This is just a legend.
marathon of hope
Mara means bitter
The name of a Greek city
the name of a Greek city
It's called the New York City Marathon. "For sponsorship reasons," it's called the ING New York City Marathon.
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There is Marathon,Ontario. Located North shore of Lake Ontario, mid-way between Sault Ste.Marie and Thunder bay here is a Marathon town in NY. state (founded Harrison in 1818, changed name to Marathon in 1828). Also some other communities in NY. are called Marathon
The Marathon started in a place called Marathon.