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Marathon runners take over the streets of Mobile this weekend - Lagniappe Mobile
Photo | courtesy l’Arche Mobile According to legend, in 490 B.C.E. a Greek runner named Pheidippides (or Philippides) left the battlefield near the town of Marathon with news of a tremendous win over the Persians. He covered the 25 miles as quickly as possible to inform the citizens of Athens. As the story goes, he …