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--2602:306:80CE:8C80:8905:379F:DEF1:F338 (talk) 23:11, 7 October 2015 (UTC)== Article About Town! == This article should be about the town, Marathon, not 4 large paragraphs about the history of the sport of marathon. That fact can be mentioned, but putting the info here just dublicates what is already found elsewhere. Wish I had more info about the actual town of Marathon, but since I don't, stripping out the information about the sport would leave a very small article. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:10, 4 November 2010 †)Google Chrome
The distance from Marathon to Athens is not 26.2 miles. The reason why a marathon race is 26.2 miles has nothing to with the distance from Marathon to Athens, which very well may be 26 miles(or not even 26 miles). the .2 came about when the Royal Family, in one of the early olympics wanted a better view of the race at the finish, so they extended it an additional .2 of a mile. The rest, well, as we say, is precedent and history.
Athenian navy defeated the Persians? Was it not the army? or at least both
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