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[335e] so that I should be very glad to oblige you if you asked of me something that I could do: but I am afraid it is as though you asked me to keep pace with Criso the runner of Himera in his prime, or to keep up in a match with one of the long-distance1 or day-course2 racers, and I could only tell you that

1 See Plat. Prot. 329b, note.

2 cf. Pheidippides in Hdt. 6.105.

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