Greek Storys

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  • The Athenian Army was outnumbered 4 to 1 but by day's end,the greek won. The surviving Persians fled to sea and headed to Athens where they hoped to attack the city before the Greek Army could re-assemble there.
  • Phidippides was called upon to run to Athens to carry the news of the victory and the warning about the approaching Persian ships. When he reached Athens in perhaps 3 hours, deliverd his message and then died shortly by exhaustion. 
  • Centuries later, the modern Olympic Games introduced a "marathon" race of 24.85 miles. The winner was Spiridon Louis, a Greek postal worker from village of Marusi and veteran of several long military marches , His time was 2 hours, 58 minutes, 50 seconds for the 40 kilometer distance
  • The Battle of Marathon 
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