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Marathon (Greece)

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Marathon is a town near the sea about 40 km from Athens.

The Marathon race is named after the town and the length of the course is the distance from Marathon to Athens, allegedly run by Pheidippides to bring news of the Athenian victory over invading Persians in the Battle of Marathon, 490 BCE.

Marathon Dam, which produced Marathon Lake

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A beach on Marathon Lake and a view across the lake to the hills in the distance

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