Japan's Mai Tagami crosses the finish line at the Panathinaikon marble stadium after winning the women race of Athens Classic Marathon followed on November 9, 2008 in Athens. The Athens Classic Marathon is conducted on the original route from the city of Marathon to Athens center. The race is named after the legendary Pheidippides, who ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persian invaders in 490 B.C. AFP PHOTO/Louisa Gouliamaki (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)