Athens Marathon: Three Greeks the Top Winners
The 39th Athens Marathon The Authentic that took place this past Saturday had its own Greek heroes to celebrate. Three in particular stood out during the races. The first was noteworthy for being the fastest Greek. The second for being...
Stelios Prassas: The 91-Year-Old Greek Marathon Runner
Marathon runner Stelios Prassas at ninety-one years old is likely the oldest athlete that participated in the 2022 Athens Marathon. Prassas, who prides himself in maintaining not only the physical fitness of a teenager but also the spirit of one,...
Themistocles: The Greek 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.
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...
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.
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...
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;...