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.
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.
Answer: Depending on the route you take, Boston University is located about 5 miles from Boston College. If you were to take the Commonwealth Ave, the drive would be 5.5 miles, or 14 minutes depending on traffic. If you were to take the Kenrick St route, it would still take you around 14 minutes, but the mileage would be only 5 miles.
Answer: A felony conviction record is forever unless it is expunged. If you qualify for expungement you cna have the offense expunged. HOWEVER - an expungement only hides the conviction from the general public. Law enforcement, the courts, and government agencies will always have access to it which would prevent you from ever possessing a firearm.
Answer: There is a difference between a CHARGE and a CONVICTION. A charge does not stay on your record if it has been dismissed. A conviction stays on your record for life. It can be removed after any sentence has been served by expungement by a judge, or a pardon from the governor. Start by hiring a Virginia attorney.
Answer: Unless the offense was committed prior to your 18th birthday your adult record will always reflect your felony charge. Even though you might not have actually served jail time, probation IS a sentence after being found guilty. If you had been found not guilty or the charges were dismissed you would not have had to serve 3 years. Probation is not a "get out of jail free" card.I know that pretty hard core but some how you can. ADDED: See discussion page: