Running, Athletic Games Nicosia Commemorative Issue, Republic of Cyprus

Contemporary athletic games as well as the Olympic games include the marathon competition. For over two thousand years (490 B.C.) the battle of Marathon has astonished the world so much that it has never been forgotten. When the Persian armies of Darius were approaching the city of Marathon with their fleet of 600 ships, the great and celebrated city of Athens sent messengers to the other great Gr…