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The First Marathon Sticker

(Imogen Quest/Olivia Walch)

When the Athenians smashed the Persian army at Marathon, Pheidippides ran from the field of battle to Athens to inform the people there of the joyous news. According to the legend, he died immediately afterward—but not before slapping a 26.2 sticker on the back of his chariot. Modern marathon runners have kept this tradition to honor him.

-via Tastefully Offensive


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Agreed, had no idea what the heck 26.2 meant and had to google it. Which is a bit surprising since I have a friend who's a near pro marathon runner and never seen her with any type of similar sticker.
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