According to Greek legend, the first man to run a “marathon,” Pheidippides, dropped dead after he finished his 26.2-mile trot to tell the people of Athens of the victory against the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. So why would anyone want to take on this endeavor voluntarily ? For some people, it’s about the physical challenge. For some, it’s about maintaining a fitness plan. For me, it was about learning what I am capable of and what it takes to achieve success.