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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...

Fire Rages in Marathon, Blaze in Elafonisos Under Control

A large fire broke out in the Marathon area in Attica on Saturday afternoon, with General Secretary for Civil protection Nikos Hardalias rushing to the spot. According to the fire service, a forest area is on fire and the flames...

Ultramarathon Runner Yiannis Kouros Honored By Australia

The Australian Ultra Runners Association’s (AURA) added the ultra Marathon runner Yiannis Kouros to its ''Hall of Fame'' on Friday, honoring him for his spectacular, record-breaking career. Some of the most amazing achievements of Kouros, who is now in his...

Thousands Compete in Athens Half Marathon (video)

Thousands of professional and amateur runners participated in the 8th Athens Half Marathon held in the center of the Greek capital on Sunday morning. The race held on a beautiful and warm spring day started and ended in Syntagma Square,...