News from Marathon

The heroic-sized figure of a male runner is a unique portrayal of Pheidippides shown at the moment of fulfilling his legendary mission of running to Athens from Marathon to announce the victory of the Athenians over the Persians in 400 BC. The athletic figure invites one to admire the bravado of such a feat, but, combined with knowledge that the messenger fell dead immediately after delivering his mission, speaks of the pathos of carrying out one’s mission to the point of death. Said St. Maur, “This sculpture is meant to be a universal symbol of heroic spirit and perseverance.” (Courtesy of SLUMA)

Dimensions: 9′ x 3′ x 3′
Year Completed: 1994
Material: Bronze
Owner: Saint Louis University


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