History of Marathon Race

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Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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History of Marathon Race
« on: November 18, 2015, 11:43:27 AM »
Marathon Race reminds us a great Greek  messenger Pheidippides. He was the fastest runner of Greece. When the Persian emperor Darius attacked Greece, Pheidippides was sent  from Athens to Sparta. He ran and completed 420 kilometers within 2 days. The Greek won that battle. He was again called  upon to Athens to deliver this news of victory.He reached there within a short time.He delivered the good news. But he died immediately. :(

Source: http://aimsworldrunning.org/marathon_history.htm

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 07:45:03 PM »
Informative indeed. Thanks for sharing.
Antara Basak
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