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  • "Pheidippides" is in a measure of Mr. Browning's own, composed of dactyls and spondees, each line ending with a half foot or pause.

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

  • "Pheidippides," he repeated, and Rudyard Byng, whose eyes were so much upon the door, watching and waiting for some one to come, pressed his hand and said: "You know the best, Stafford.

    The Judgment House

  • "Pheidippides," he repeated, and Rudyard Byng, whose eyes were so much upon the door, watching and waiting for some one to come, pressed his hand and said: "You know the best, Stafford.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • When Pheidippides sprinted 26.2 miles from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, there was surely some dude arguing that he could have run it faster.

    Without Highlights, There's No Chatter

  • It wasn't hard to understand the plight of Pheidippides, the ancient Greek who, legend tells us, ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to report the outcome - "We won" - then dropped dead.

    Slowly Balancing Our Goals and Lives

  • It wasn't hard to understand the plight of Pheidippides, the ancient Greek who, legend tells us, ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to report the outcome - "We won" - then dropped dead.

    Tom Morris: Slowly Balancing Our Goals and Lives

  • That's the distance the Greek messenger Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C. to announce a military victory over Persia.

    A Dreamer's Run: Can professional training improve a middle-age runner's marathon time?

  • I may never impress the neighbors but I want to enhance the quality and, unlike Pheidippides, the quantity of my life with my physical activity, whether on the road or in a weight room, or anywhere else.

    Tom Morris: Slowly Balancing Our Goals and Lives

  • The marathon is surely the most draining of all sports: Pheidippides, the ancient Greek soldier who originally completed the distance, collapsed and died on the spot after racing to Athens to give news of the battle of Marathon.

    The marathon man who cut a few corners

  • I may never impress the neighbors but I want to enhance the quality and, unlike Pheidippides, the quantity of my life with my physical activity, whether on the road or in a weight room, or anywhere else.

    Slowly Balancing Our Goals and Lives

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