Athletics are related to physical exercises and sports especially running, jumping etc. It is a healthy activity mostly used for competitive sports. The ancient Greeks introduce athletics as an activity in 776 BC which afterwards becomes a great sports competition for the world’s famous athletes.
Marathon is the name of a place where a battle between Greeks and Persians took place. After the end of war in the battle field of Marathon, a messenger ran towards Athens to announce the victory. The distance he covered was 25 miles. From that time in 1896 Olympics, marathon is held as a long distance road race. It becomes popular day by day and now in every continent marathon is held and it is considered a major event of the games. Some experts have positive opinion about marathon: it helps in reducing weight and best for fitness, but some doctors disagree, for its temporary results.