Pheidippides

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Pheidippides

(faɪˈdɪpɪˌdiːz) or

Phidippides

n
(Biography) 5th century bc. Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)

Phei•dip•pi•des

(faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz)

n.
5th-century b.c. Athenian runner sent to request aid from Sparta against the Persians before the battle at Marathon 490 b.c.