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THE LEGENDARY BATTLE WHICH LEADS TO THE APPEARANCE OF MARATHON IN OLYMPIC (TO BE CONTINUED)

In fact, marathon is the name originating from a legendary battle in the human history. At that time, the victory of Greek has greatly built a foundation for the born of marathon lately in Olympics.

Marathon is actually a renowned battle taking place in the autumn of 490 A.D between Athens army (Greek) and the Persians invasion. 

Throughout this battle, the soldiers had to run the distance of up to 42 km, come across all forests and hills to finally head for where battle took place and deliver the news of victory for Athens. This has been the main spirit for marathons lately. 

The determination to revenge the Athens of King Persia

According to the book named “The greatest battles in the world”, in the fifth decade A.D, Pestria under the reign of King Cyrus, became the most powerful nation in West Asia. They invaded many different regions to enhance the area of Pestria up to 2 km2.

8 years before the Marathon battle breaking out, the emirate Athens had spent their money for the suppression of the Asia Minor residents over Persia domination. This truly disappointed King Darius I. He decided to revenge Athens and at this time, they stand a high chance of carrying out the next invasion.

According to the renowned historian Herodote, Darius ppinted an arrow to the sky and siad: “ Please God let me revenge Athens by myself.” Darius also requested his intimate servant to remind him a sentence whenever meals were served: “Please think about Athens.”

After a long time of preparation, in 492 A.D, Darius carried out his first expedition. 

However, his fleet was extirpated by Teraxer quickly. This first expedition completely ended up with a failure for Pestria.

BOSTON MARATHON IS DELAYED TO SEPTEMBER DUE TO COVID-19

The most long-standing running event Boston Marathon has been decidedly delayed from the 20th of April to the 14th of September for fear of the outbreak of Covid-19. 

Boston local authority in the early morning of 13th March, brought new law which forbids events gathering large crowds as they will be a hotbed for virus spreading. Lately, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) – Organization Department of Boston Marathon – has decided to have this year running tournament postponed and also replace the revenue. 

“Along with Massachusetts, Boston city will carry out different necessary measures to protect the health of the whole community. BAA approves with the decision of local authority which Boston Marathon can not take place on 20th, April 2020. We will try our best to call off the 124th Boston Marathon Event to Monday, 14th of September 2020.” – according to BAA’s announcement. 

Athletes and other staff will receive more detail information in the next few days.

Boston Marathon is the most long-standing running tournament which is first held in 1897. During more than 100 years, regardless of world wars, dreadful weather and other crises, this running event always took place in every yearly April. 

This year, a few weeks ago, BAA still wanted to keep this tradition. However, because of the rapid spread of dangerous pandemic recently, Boston and the other 7 states’ authority has put pressure on BAA to postpone the marathon. 

Boston Marathon is one of 6 most renowned running tournaments, belongs to the World Marathon Majors. 5 other famous running events are the New York City Marathon, Chicago Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon và Tokyo Marathon. Besides having enormous popularity, the Boston Marathon also brings great economic advantages for the city it takes place. According to Boston Marty Walsh, yearly, this running event gains almost 200 million USD for the local economy, and around 36 million USD is devoted to various charity activities.