Former Olympic champion US Joan Benoit Samuelson (R) and Romanian runner Constantina Dita raise a torch during a lighting ceremony of the Marathon flame in the town of Marathon northeast of Athens on... more 
Former Olympic champion US Joan Benoit Samuelson (R) and Romanian runner Constantina Dita raise a torch during a lighting ceremony of the Marathon flame in the town of Marathon northeast of Athens on October 30, 2010. This year's Athens marathon is taking place on the 2,500th anniversary of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC and the legendary run by Pheidippides from the Marathon Battlefield to the city of Athens. AFP PHOTO / Louisa Gouliamaki (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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