April 28, 2008

Marathon


This is courtesy a friend who’s running a 26.2 miles marathon this June to raise funds for cancer research. A marathon is called so in remembrance of a Greek soldier who as the legend goes, ran from Marathon to Athens (about 25 miles) to report the Greek victory over Perisans at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. And then he dropped dead :(

Image: The soldier of Marathon announces the victory, from Google Images.

5 comments:

666 said...

Moi the great.

Welcome back. I know you have run a marathon of 3 months without a post on Semantica. No worries. You shant drop dead, just a couple of whiplashes would do.

Btw ever wondered why is the distance of a Marathon so oddly 26.2 miles?? Cant we have just a round figure?

Moi said...

whiplashes!!!! you sure believe in gender equality :)
i missed this space, 666!!!! onaslant is almost gone........i dont wanna lose this li'l corner.

i did ask Ryan why that number!!!! guess that's the distance between Marathon and Athens.

suramya said...

lovely post moi, I am visiting semantic after a long long time, what happened to onaslant??? I tried accessing it and I couldn't

Moi said...

thank you, su. glad to see you back. and onaslant has retired.....:)

suramya said...

nooooooooooooooooooooo :(:(