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Magical marathon

Minot woman finishes Disney World run

February 9, 2014
BY JILL HAMBEK - Staff Writer ( , Minot Daily News

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 26.2 miles and was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens. The legend, although widely debated in its historical accuracy, is that Pheidippides was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon, and he ran the entire distance without stopping.



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