The marathon is a 42km race! It was first run 2,500 years ago. What is the history of this race? Watch and find out!

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The marathon is a very long race. Do you like running? Tell us about it!

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Good story but I HATE running.

I know this story is beautiful

preety good

It is very important to learn about history from now, cause it tell us a lot of how ancient people used to live, and the origin of many things of diary use. In this case, it tell us about the origin of the marathon, something that isn't from other world and we have ever heard of, do you think so? I don't want to be a nerd or a party pooper, but it is up to you how you want to learn and, maybe, you could became famous for a simple thing like this.

In the beginning of the video we watch a Persian who wants to capture Athens. The video shows he dreams of Parthenon but this is not correct. The Marathon battle was in 490 B.C. but the Parthenon was built in 438 B.C. There is a mistake in the video.

Hi GoldFashionTeam,
Yes, you're right - well spotted! The Persian soldier could not have dreamt about the Parthenon in 490 BC because it wasn't built. I'm sorry we can't change the video but thank you for telling us about this mistake.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

I feel sorry for the for the mesenger.Atleast he died in peace....:-(