The Youth From Marathon (circa 350 B.C.) The statue derives its name from its discovery beneath the waters of the Bay of Marathon 1925. The subject has never been identified and no one is certain what the youth of marathon statue represents. The boy stands pensively performing an action which remains a mystery. The meaning of the statue may never be known. What does it matter? The immediate appealing beauty of the youth will continue to fascinate us and others in generations to come.