History of a Marathon..
The Persians were attacking Greece at Marathon. The Greeks had staged upon a high bluff and awaited the attack from the Persian. The Persian leader became antsy and launched the first attack. He sent in the Calvary and then his foot soldiers. The Greeks still remained on the hills and were unobtainable. The Persian king decided he would sail south to Athens and make a new attack. He loaded the cavalry back on the ships. Once the ships were loaded with the horses and weapons, the Greeks descended from the hills and battles the foot soldiers. A runner, at the top of the hill, Phillipedis, ran from marathin to Athens to say that the Greeks had beaten the Persian. He actually ran less than 25 miles but yes he died.