from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village and plain of ancient Greece northeast of Athens. It was the site of a major victory over the Persians in 490 B.C.


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  • And readers may well remember, as history seeks to repeat itself, that the marathon of the 2004 Summer Olympics revived the traditional route from Marathon to Athens ending at Panathinaikon Stadium, the venue for the 1896 Summer Olympics.

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  • (Indeed, the first Olympic marathon celebrated Pheidippides 'purported run in 490 B.C. from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a Greek victory over the Persians.)

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  • Among the events to be completed will be the men's 'marathon, which begins in the Greek village of Marathon.

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  • It said that they were running the marathon, from Marathon, with him.

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  • The Surf City USA Marathon, which serves as a "qualifier" for the prestigious Boston Marathon, was rated among the top five marathon experiences in America by Marathon and Beyond. Current News - Top Stories

  • But let's not forget the first marathon -- which goes back to ancient Greece where, in 490 B.C., a runner from Marathon, Greece carried news of the Greek victory over the Persians to Athens.

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  • The marathon spirit grows and expands throughout the world - AIMS Symposium Maria Polizou and Hiroaki Chosa lightning the 'Marathon Fire†™ in Marathon - News

  • (The annual Marine Corps Marathon is happening the morning after Comedy Central's rally.)

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