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Pheidippides

(fīdĭp`ĭdēz), fl. 490 B.C., semilegendary Athenian courier sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon. He ran 150 miles in two days. At the conclusion of the battle, he ran the 22 mi (35 km) back to Athens, where he reportedly shouted "Rejoice! We conquer!" and then died of exhaustion.

Pheidippides

ran over 20 miles to Athens to announce victory at Marathon in 490 B.C., then died of exhaustion. [Gk. Legend: Collier’s, XIII, 369]

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his extravagant bets ruin father’s wealth. [Gk. Lit.: The Clouds]

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ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to carry news of Greek defeat of Persians. [Gk. Legend: Zimmerman, 159]

Pheidippides

(fl. 490 B.C.) ran 26 miles to Athens to announce Greek victory over Persians at Marathon. [Gk. Legend: Zimmerman, 159]

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5th century bc Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)
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