What classical writer was the first to record the story about the runner who ran from Marathon to Athens, and then died?

The classical writer who was the first to record the story about the runner who ran from Marathon to Athens, and then died was Lucian of Samosata, a writer of satirical essays of the second century A.D.

Where he got the story is unknown.

He claimed that Philippides (also known as Pheidippides) ran about twenty-five miles from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to bring news of the Greek victory over Persia, in September 490 B.C.

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