A long time ago there was a battle in Marathon, Marathon is a city in Greece. The Greeks were fighting the Persians. The battle was over and with great joy the Greeks defeated the Persians.
Pheidippides commander told him to run all the way back to Athens and tell our people that we won. Under the beating sun, Pheidippides was dehydrated and exhausted. Pheidippides never gave up. Pheidippides kept running until he got to Athens.
Arriving at Athens Pheidippides shouts “Joy, we won!” Pheidippides was so exhausted and dehydrated that he collapsed and died. We remember Pheidippides by doing a Marathon in the Olympics where people run for 42.2 km.