In Marathon it was summer and in summer it was smoking hot. Pheidippides had to run 42km to share the good news to Athens that they had won. He had to run over rocky mountains. It must been 10 hours to get to Athens to spread the good news. He also had to run under the sun with nothing with him but his clothes.
In Athens Pheidippides shouted “Joy we won! Before Pheidippides could go back to Greece he died. He died because he had no food, drink or shelter to protect himself from the sun. From this day on Pheidippides was always remembered as a deserving boy who was deserved a trophy.