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It all of a sudden occurred to me, I want to know where the word Marathon came from.
Marathon is a place. In Greek history it is 26.2 miles away from Athens. Pheidippides ran this distance to tell of the Greek army’s win over The Persian army. Amazing how history’s details bring a new light to terms we have used for centuries. Are there any words of which you are curious to know the origins? Let me know in the comments.