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Because the Persians didn't have patience and sent the horsemen in first and the strongest in the boat leaving their weakest variable to Greek attack. The Greeks won even though they were outnumbered, because of the general's mistake of not waiting for the Greeks to come to the Persian forces.

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Why were the Greeks able to defeat the Persians at the Plain of Marathon?

It was the Athenian and Plataian armies, which defeated the inferior Persian infantry caught without its cavalry support.

What plain did the Greeks win the battle against Darius' army?

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What is the city where the Greeks defeated the Persians and gave us the name of the running race?

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In what year did the Greeks win the battle near the city of marathon?

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