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History of the Original Classic Marathon | Athens Marathon

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History of the Athens Marathon. vase1 The Marathon has always had a prominent place in the hearts and minds of athletes. It represents the ultimate athletic ...

AIMS - Marathon History

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Marathon History. The Marathon as we know it today is not yet 120 years old, but there have been forms of long distance races since the time of the ancient ...

The First Marathon Run, The history of Phidippides

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The Marathon Story. The Battle that Changed Human History. By Paul Ostapuk. Phidippides. Setting the Stage The first two decades of the fifth century B.C. ...

The History of the Olympic Marathon - MarathonGuide.com

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Excerpted from Olympic Marathon, by Charlie Lovett ... The Athenians prepared for a battle that would determine the course of history for centuries to come.

The History of the Marathon - Exercise the Right to Read

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The History of the Marathon. Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? Why not simply 26? Or just 25 for that matter? Twenty-five is a much cleaner number! (And anyone ...

Why Are Marathons 26.2 Miles Long? - Live Science

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Apr 19, 2010 ... As the 114th Boston Marathon goes down in the history books, here's a look at how the race came to be.

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Nov 15, 2012 ... Pheidippides' heroic run is mostly legend. Yet, it has inspired a race run by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Introduced in Athens in ...

Legendary Runner of Marathon - Pheidippides - Awesome Stories

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History tells us that the runner from Marathon to Athens was Pheidippides, but there is more to uncover about his.

The Myth of Pheidippides and the Marathon - findingDulcinea

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Fifth century B.C. Greek historian Herodotus, the “father of history,” made no mention of Pheidippides running to Athens in his account of the Battle of Marathon.

The first marathon | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

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The marathon is a 42km race! ... Find out about the history of this race. ... The Marathon battle was in 490 B.C. but the Parthenon was built in 438 B.C. There is a ...

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Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? - Ask History

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Oct 29, 2014 ... The marathon may have ancient roots, but the foot race's official length of 26.2 miles wasn't established until the 20th century. The first ...

A Brief History of the Marathon | Runner's World

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A Brief History of the Marathon. By Dan Fuehrer, Scott Douglas Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:20 am. Advertisement. Advertisement ...

A Brief History of the Marathon - TIME

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Oct 30, 2009 ... Thousands of runners will descend on the Big Apple Nov. 1 for New York City's marathon — a once-modest event that's grown by leaps and ...