Pheidippides: The Original Nude Marathon Runner and Greek Army Messenger

Pheidippides is widely known as the original marathon runner, but not many people are familiar with the story of his heroic feat. Pheidippides was an Athenian messenger who ran naked from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the Athenian army’s victory over the Persians. The distance he covered was approximately 25 miles, and he delivered the message before collapsing and dying from exhaustion. The story … Continue reading Pheidippides: The Original Nude Marathon Runner and Greek Army Messenger