What is the origin of the name "marathon"?

It derives from a trophy
It is the name of the first winner
It derives from the name of the city
This name derives from the name of the originator of the run
Ac­cord­ing to Herodotus, after the victory over the Persians in the battle of Marathon, the Athe­ni­ans sent to the city a mes­sanger named Phei­dip­pi­des with a warning that an in­de­struc­tible Persian fleet is coming. It is believed that the go-­be­tween ran into the agora, shouted "Vic­to­ry!", and died im­me­di­ate­ly.

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It derives from a trophy
It is the name of the first winner
It derives from the name of the city
This name derives from the name of the originator of the run
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagGermany
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flagPoland
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagUnknown
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men75%
women69%
It derives from a trophy
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It is the name of the first winner
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9%
It derives from the name of the city
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This name derives from the name of the originator of the run
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Oct. 21, 2017, 11:32 a.m. added by Sokrates »
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