Answer: The male winner of the Boston Marathon in the year 2008 was Robert Cheriuyot. He ran the entire course with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes and 46 seconds, only 32 seconds away from tying the course record (2 hours, 7 minutes and 14 seconds).The female winner was Dire Tune, who won the race in a neck-to-neck finish. Tune finished with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 25 seconds.
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Answer: It began in Marathon, Greece, back in ancient days. The legend focuses the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon (the namesake of the race) to Athens. He ran the distance between Marathon and Athens, dying upon arrival after exclaiming the Greeks had won the battle (circa 490 bce). When the ancient Greeks created the Olympic games, a reenactment of the race was included as a commemoration.
Answer: During the Battle of Marathon in Athens Greece, an Athenian messenger boy called Pheidippides ran 26 miles to announce to the rest of Athens the victory they achieved. The Athenians defeated a larger Persian force at the location of Marathon. At the end of the messenger Pheidippides run he dropped dead from exhaustion.
Today these long runs called "Marathons" held at places like New York include a distance of 26 miles.