Scene Selection 2 (Historical)

Scene Selection 2 (Historical)
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  • Pheidippides ran roughly 240 km (150 miles),  to reach Sparta...
  • Only to be rejected. The Spartans held a festival at the time in the name of the gods and could skip one bit of it. Thy did, however, agree to come after it had ended.
  • In four days, Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Sparta and back. At least 480 km (300 miles) were covered in this legendary feat of cardiovascular activity.
  • However, when Pheipiddides returned to Marathon he discover the battle with the Persians to be long over. The new phalanx formation guaranteed the Athenians victory in just a few short hours.
  • And so, Pheidippides was then ordered to run to Athens to announce their victory at Marathon...
  • In one final effort, Pheidippides ran again, covering at least another 34 km (21 miles).
  • Pheidippides was successful in bringing the message to Athens, announcing to everyone around him "rejoice, we conquer," before collapsing on the ground and dying of exhaustion.
  • End.
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