The Real Story Behind How The Marathon Race Got Its Name

These are the historical details most people don’t know about

Image of a greek man running.
Source: https://www.greatrun.org/news-and-media/blog/ten-things-you-might-not-have-known-about-a-marathon

TThe first-ever marathon took place in Athens, Greece, in 1896 and was a distance of about 25 miles. Greek water-carrier Spyridon Louis, became a local hero after winning the event. It’s been said that this inaugural race was coined as a “Marathon” after Pheidippides…

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