During the Persian Wars, Phidippides
, an Anthenian, ran 26 miles from Marathon to Sparta on 2 September to seek help in repelling the invading Persian army.
It was created in honor of the legendary Phidippides
, who, after the victory of Greece at the Battle of Marathon, ran the roughly 25 miles to Athens to announce the victory of the Greeks over the Persians with the words, "We have won!"
Anne was recently highlighted in the Platform Magazine, featured as Wheaties Champion of the Week for January 2014 and a recipient of the 2013 USATF Phidippides
He's been a bit out of form, like a lot of my horses had been, but they seem to be running better now." Evan Williams, trainer of Phidippides
"He's been very disappointing.
MUSSELBURGH: 12.10 Janet's Pearl, 12.45 Hurricane Jack, 1.15 Bourne, 1.50 Andreo Bambaleo, 2.25 Gordonsville, 3.00 Phidippides
, 3.30 Mill Bay.
makes the long haul from Evan Williams' stable in the Vale Of Glamorgan to contest the Honest Toun Handicap Chase and, though he does not cross the border without any risks attached, he has the raw ability to win a handicap like this.
There is a cracking card up at Musselburgh and the long journey of Phidippides
from Wales can be rewarded in the Honest Toun Handicap Chase.
EVAN WILLIAMS has his string in decent nick and can bag another success courtesy of Phidippides
in the Leicester Annual Members Novices'' Chase at the Midlands track.
Evan Williams has a really smart prospect on his hands in Phidippides
who is back out in the Leicester Annual Members Novices' Chase at Leicester.
The passage in which the Nymphs declare that Pan is going to help the young couple contains some obvious parallels with the story of Phidippides
, an Athenian herald who was sent to the Spartans concerning the battle in Marathon.
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