September 490 B.C. 600 ships and 300,00 Persians came to the shore of Marathon to fight the Greeks.
For 4 days the Greeks and the Persians stood there nervously.
Meanwhile, Pheidippides ran day and night across 140 miles of land in 2 days to Sparta to ask them if they would fight alongside them. Unforchionetly the Spartans were not able to due to a religious festival. So Pheidippides ran back to Marathon.
Some of the Persians got back on the boast and sailed around to Athens to attack it.
The Greeks found out about Persians plan to attack Athens. So the Greeks ran into battle defeating the Persains.
Pheidippides ran another 26 miles to Athens to share the good news but once he got there HE FELL DEAD from over exhaustion.