Marathon Christmas Ornament
Personalized Christmas Ornament
Dimensions: 3 1/4" diameter
Material: Glass Ball
The exact distance of the marathon race is 26 miles and 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers which is the distance from the Battle of Marathon to Athens from which Greek Pheidippides ran to announce that the Persians had been defeated. In memory of this historic event of pure exertion, there are over 500 marathon races around the world, with this road race becoming an Olympic event in 1896. Marathon training is a long process and pushes your body to the limit requiring a lot of stamina for recreational athletes to keep running. The fastest time has been by a Kenyan runner and is 2 hours 3 minutes.
A very unique ornament and I was very happy with the quality and the care they took in shipping it!
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11/17/2016 - "I buy ornaments from you every year. 20 or so years ago I started a game with family members. This game was started because the little ones we had at the time were ripping into presents much too fast. I would put an ornament that reminded me and them of themselves. There was no name on the package. We would have someone hold the package and walk around the room showing everyone the ornament on the package. Whoever thought it was them could say I think it is me. If no one claimed it they went around a second time and the others could guess who it belonged to. Now the packages are put around the tree and as everyone comes in they try to figure out who the ornaments belong to. Everyone has a great time with this game. That is why I never get names on them just the year. Jorja L"
11/22/2016 - "Previous orders have turned out great - chose to order again for this year's Christmas ornaments. Cheryl C."
1/2/2017 - "My gift came wrapped beautifully with a beautiful writing on the package. I was thrilled when it arrived. Lisa F."
9/18/2016 - "I'm a returning customer. Always pleased with the large selection. Orders arrive well-packaged and on time. Martha S."
8/28/2016 - "When I received they ornament, one of the pieces was broken off. The most wonderful customer service rep, Debbie Weller, helped me. She was very sympathtic and made suggestions on how to best right the situation. I am very disappointed that this item will not be carried again by your site, I will order from here again because of the customer service I received from Debbie. Juanelma"
11/29/2016 - "Only place I will order all my ornaments from !!! This place is top notch! Jill K."
11/22/2016 - "I'm using these as gifts for opening night of a Christmas show. They are perfect as it allows me to personalize them in order that the cast and crew will remember the show. Anonymous Respondent"
11/26/2016 - "What a great variety to choose from. I have been ordering from The Ornament Shop for several years and have never been disappointed. Roxanne C."
10/4/2016 - "Excellent company!!! Christmas ornaments are of very good quality and very good prices. The variety of ornaments is outstanding! Susan W."
12/8/2016 - "Have purchased for you before and will again next year. Mary Ann K."