Greek runner repeats ancient feat

Athlete attempts 540km run about 2,500 years after the original Marathon.

About 2,500 years ago the Battle of Marathon in Greece marked the victory of ancient Athens over the invading Persians.

It was a turning point in history – the outcome ensured the subsequent flowering of ancient Greek culture, the legacy of which is still felt today.

One of the legends of the battle is the story of a messenger who is said to have run a vast distance from the town of Marathon, across ancient Greece.

Barnaby Phillips reports on a woman who has attempted to repeat the historical feat.

Source: Al Jazeera

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