- the Athenian runner who secured aid from Sparta in the struggle between the Athenians and the Persians 490 b.c.
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- a variant spelling of Pheidippides
- 5th century bc . Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)
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