The winningest runner in the Comrades was Bruce Fordyce, who won the race 9 times between 1981-1990. His winning times were between 5:24 and 5:34 for the down run and 5:27 to 5:40 for the up run. His 5:24:07 record time in the 1986 down run was bettered this year (2007) by Leonid Shvetsov of Russia.
The runner you are referring to is the man who ran 26.1 miles. It was after the battle of Marathon. Sadly we do not know the name of the man, however the legend is that after the victory in Marathon, a Greek solider ran from Marathon to Rome to proclaim the news. The second he arrived, he told the king, and promptly died.
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.
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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.
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Not sure. But . . . . a Marathon is 26.2 miles. You ask Why is it that length? Well this race got its name from the Battle of Marathon when a runner was sent back to the king (or someone) to announce they won a victory. He rand the 26.2 miles and gave the good report and fell dead. This is the story that goes with this race.
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Marathon. I think.
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
marathon of hope
The name of a Greek city
Mara means bitter
the name of a Greek city
flip flops,crocks,and sandals are the worst shoes to ware in a marathon.