battle of Marathon


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Noun1.battle of Marathon - a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persiansbattle of Marathon - a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians
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The 26-mile route is identical to the original one to Athens run by a Greek herald named Phidippides to announce the Greek victory against the Persians at the battle of Marathon in 490BC.
Marathon gets its name from Greek messenger Pheidippides who ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens in BC 490 to announce the Persians had been beaten - then collapsed and died
2 The marathon isn't 26 miles because that was the distance that Pheidippides ran to Athens after the Battle of Marathon.
Marathon gets its name from Greek messenger Pheidippides who ran non-stop from the Battle of Marathon to Athens in BC 490 to announce the Persians had been beaten - he then collapsed and died
Simply put, the Greeks had meddled in Persian affairs in Anatolia, prompting Darius, the emperor at the time, to send a punitive expedition against them that was bloodily repulsed by the Athenians at the famous Battle of Marathon (see page 34).
Athens, and Greece, appear to have pulled off one of the greatest upsets since the Battle of Marathon by spending oodles of money on this event.
Aidan O'Brien, trainer of War Envoy, who is fitted with blinkers and a tongue-tie after wandering left and right in the Coventry, is also represented by Leopardstown maiden winner Battle Of Marathon.
RULES THE WAVES BALLYDOYLE juvenile, another son of War Front, made his debut at Leopardstown on Thursday and cut out the running in a six-furlong maiden, before being brushed aside by stable-companion Battle Of Marathon.
490BC: The Greeks defeated the Persians under Darius at the Battle of Marathon.
490BC: The original Marathon was won by a messenger who ran 24miles from the scene of the Battle of Marathon to the city of Athens.
490BC The original Marathon was won by a messenger who ran 24 miles from the scene of the Battle of Marathon to Athens.
And Ballydoyle might clock-up an early double with two-year-old debutant Battle Of Marathon in the opener and Masai in the five-furlong handicap.