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. By Dan Fuehrer, Scott Douglas Monday, April 28,
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Excerpted from Olympic Marathon, by Charlie Lovett ... The Athenians prepared
for a battle that would determine the course of history for centuries to come.
Transported to Boston in 1897 by American spectators, the history of the
marathon in the new world is almost as long as the history of the marathon itself.
THE FIRST BOSTON MARATHON. After experiencing the spirit and majesty of
the Olympic Marathon, B.A.A. member and inaugural US Olympic Team Manager
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