Thousands and thousands of years ago the Ancient Greeks were at war with the Persians. The battle was held at a place called Marathon. Near the end of the battle, the Greeks began to get tired, but still fought on and won.
After the battle Pheidippides was sent by his Boss to go to Athens the capital of Greece. Running over Mountains, walking through valleys with no food or water, Pheidippides ran 42.2 km to Athens.
Sprinting Pheidippides got to Athens and went to the King and said “ Joy we won! ”. Terribly dehydrated, a few moments later he fell on the ground and died.