All marathons are special. You’ll remember your first marathon and your last one for a long, long time. And you may have favorites of the ones in the middle. But, what’s the story on the first marathon ever run. The 2,500 year Anniversary run is coming up on October 31, the same day as the Marine Corps Marathon here in D.C. Did the first marathoner die or is that a story?
Who was Pheidippides? Amby Burfoot does the research, tells us, and plans for a historic marathon. Amby’s writing can’t be beat and he covers this thoroughly.
The photos in this article alone are worth a look.