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the marathon takes place because there used to be a man called pheidippides and he ran to Sparta there and back which was 2 kilometers there and back. they needed help for a war but they were in a festival so they couldn't come for ten days. they won the war but when he ran all the way back to Athens ( 1 mile ) he said they had won but he fell down and died by running tooooo much and that's why we do the marathon ( in favor of pheidippides. )

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The next big Marathon that is being held in London is called the Virgin Money Marathon. It's a marathon to raise money for a few different charities, and for good causes.The next one is in 2012.

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To raise money for charity's that need the money for equipment etc.

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