‘Marathon’- The Liberating Run

Updated: Jul 19

Running is always done for a cause. That cause may be self or someone else. There are countless heart-warming stories chained to the marathon.

Marathon is a long-distance race that covers a distance of 26 miles and 385 yards. This foot race is held each year in every country across the globe.

The marathon got sprouted from ‘The battle of Marathon’- a Greco-Persian war fought back in 490 B.C.

According to the mythical tale, to celebrate the victory of the Athens army, their best soldier cum runner Pheidippides was sent back to Athens to deliver the good news. He ran an exhausting distance of 25 miles (40 km) only to collapse on his day of arrival and die.

The first marathon run held as an Olympic event was in 1896. To run 25 miles in a stretch, the Marathon is one tough race!!

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