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Spartathlon: Following the Ancient Footsteps of Pheidippides

Spartathlon: Following the Ancient Footsteps of Pheidippides

Greece, Year 490 B.C. In one of the most famous battles in world history, the Battle of Marathon, there is an account written by the great historian Herodotus of brave Pheidippides. Sent by his generals to get reinforcements for the scanty Athenian forces against the forthcoming Asiatic incursion, the Athenian messenger ran from Athens to Sparta, covering 250km in just 36 hours.