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The Marathon Imperative
Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon
The first marathon runner, Pheidippides, was legendary.
Literally. The Battle of Marathon in the summer of 490 B.C. in which the Greeks defeated the more numerous invading Persians is historical fact. Then the storytelling of legend creation begins with the popular favorite being about Pheidippides, the Greek messenger who, at the battle’s conclusion, runs nonstop from Marathon to Athens to deliver the good news.