Convert marathon to ligne (Paris line)
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Definition and details for marathon:
Marathon is a long distance foot race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers. The name Marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, who was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that Greeks won Persians in the battle of Marathon, in which he had just fought. Pheidippides ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming "ΝΕΝΙΚΗΚΑΜΕΝ" (We have won.) before collapsing and dying.
Definition and details for ligne (Paris line):
Paris line is a traditional unit of length equal to 1/12 of a Paris inch (pouce du Roi) or about 2.256 mm. Ligne is still used by French and Swiss wristwatch makers to measure the size of a watch movement.