Members of the Dr. Phillips Team LUNA Chix running group include (front, l. to r.) Dawn Davis, Judy Callan, Lan Anderson, (back, l. to r.) Sharon Breese, Dar Kelly, Piper Hood and Debbie Dolsak.
Traveling 26.2 miles does not seem like a long distance, especially if done in a car. But the story changes when the car is left parked in the driveway, and the way from point A to point B is reliant solely on foot power. Yet, millions of people worldwide don running shoes each year to complete 26.2-mile racecourses, commonly known as marathons.
This year marks the 2,500th anniversary of the fabled journey of Pheidippides, a Greek soldier who ran from Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C. to report on his hometown’s victorious battle. Once the news was delivered, he is said to have dropped dead.
So, the question is, why would anyone want to run that distance? Runners and non-runners alike wonder the same thing; however, for some reason, the allure of
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