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Doroteo Guamuch

The Marathon Runner: Doroteo Guamuch Flores

by Efrain Nieves In 490 B.C. Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon.  After reaching Athens he approached the leaders and gasped, “Rejoice! We Conquer!” and then collapsed.  This event inspired the modern day Olympic marathon established in 1896, which in turn inspired the oldest […]

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