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Zozo Christodoulou, The First Greek Woman to Run the Marathon

On October 19, 1974, Zozo Christodoulou did something that no other Greek woman had done before: she ran in the original Marathon race, making history for Greek women. At the time, the race was called the "Open Marathon" or "The...

Greek Runner Costas Gelaouzos Wins Athens Authentic Marathon

Greek runner Costas Gelaouzos won the 38th Athens Marathon in 2 hours 16 minutes 49 seconds on Sunday leading a sweep of the podium places by home competitors. The runner-up, Panagiotis Bourikas, was more than five minutes behind, in 2:22:33,...

Thousands of Runners Ready for the Athens Authentic Marathon

The Authentic Marathon race from the historic town of Marathon to Athens will take place on Sunday, after an absence of one year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 9,800 runners divided into two groups with different starting...

Meet the 90-Year-Old Greek Marathon Runner

Marathon runner Stelios Prassas, at 90 years old, will likely be the oldest athlete to participate in the upcoming Athens Marathon. Prassas, who prides himself in maintaining not only the physical fitness of a teenager, but also the spirit of...

Themistocles: The Great General who Saved Athens from the Persians

The life of the great Athenian general Themistocles is well known, as the low-born leader was lauded even in his time for his brilliance.

Themistocles: The Brilliant Military Leader of the Battles of Salamis and Marathon

The life of the great Athenian general Themistocles is fairly well known, as the low-born leader was lauded even in his time for his brilliance in the battles against the Persians at Salamis and Marathon.

Marathon, Greece and Danzhou, China Become Sister Cities

The Greek city of Marathon and Danzhou, located in the Chinese province of Hainan, agreed to become sister cities by signing a memorandum of cooperation in a ceremony held earlier this month in China. At the ceremony, Danzhou mayor Zhu...

Germany Returns 1896 Olympic Marathon Winner Spyros Louis' Prize to Greece

''Skyphos,'' an ancient pottery vessel won by Spyros Louis, the first winner of the Marathon in the first modern Olympic Games of Athens in 1896, was returned to Greece from Germany recently and was put on public display in...

John Kipkorir Komen From Kenya Wins 37th Athens Classic Marathon

John Kipkorir Komen from Kenya is the Marathon runner who managed to finish first in the 37th Authentic Athens Marathon on Sunday. He completed the marathon at 2:16:34. The record for Athens' Marathon is 2:10:37. Felicien Muhitira finished second at 2:16:43;...

Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Human to Run the Marathon in Under Two Hours

World record holder Eliud Kipchoge made history on Saturday by becoming the first human being to run a marathon in under two hours. The Kenyan Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna's Prater Park in...