Athleticism Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Athleticism

  1. Leander swims the mile-wide Hellespont every night to court Hero. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 432]
  2. marathon modern races, more than 26 miles, commemorate feat of Pheidippides. [World Sports: Benét, 633]
  3. Pheidippides ran over 20 miles to Athens to announce victory at Marathon in 490 B.C., then died of exhaustion. [Gk. Legend: Collier’s, XIII, 369]