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Disabled 14-Year-Old Girl Captures Greek Hearts at Marathon Race (video)

A wheelchair-bound 14-year old girl from Rethymno in Crete made her dream a reality by taking part in the authentic Marathon race on Sunday. Marianna Avgoustaki crossed the finishing line at the Panthinaikon Stadium of Athens standing up. She was raised...

Marathon Mayor Dedicates 36th Race to Victims of Attica Wildfires

The 36th Authentic Marathon was held on Sunday morning in the town of Marathon, Greece, with Mayor Elias Psinakis dedicating this year's race to the 99 victims of July's East Attica wildfires. "This year's marathon is very special to us after...

Brimin Kipkorir Misoi from Kenya is the Winner of the 36th Authentic Athens Marathon

Brimin Kipkorir Misoi from Kenya is the athlete who finished first in the 36th Authentic Athens Marathon on Sunday, clocking at 2:10:57. Over 55,000 runners from 105 countries flooded Attica to compete in the classical 42km route and the 5km...

Over 15,000 Foreign Runners in Athens for Original Marathon

More than 15,000 foreign athletes and other participants have arrived in Athens for Sunday's 36th Athens Marathon The Original, expected to break the participation record for the event. More than 55,000 runners will participate in three different marathon races, while more...

Australian Runner Wins Crete’s Half Marathon

Australian athlete Humerloc Douglas won the Crete Half Marathon on Sunday breaking the record of the course with a time of 1 h, 11', 48". The first woman was Greek athlete Eleftheria Petroulaki. The Half Marathon, including 10km, 5km and 1km...

Greek Police Arrest Man Suspected of Arson in Marathon

Police arrested on Wednesday a 35 year-old man suspected of arson in the municipality of Marathon. The man has been accused of setting five fires in land plots in the area of Rizari between July 26 and 31, and for...

Two Marathon Deputy Mayors Resign over East Attica Fires

Two Marathon deputy mayors resigned on Saturday as a matter of conscience after the deadly wildfires that left 88 people dead, hundreds injured and thousands of homes destroyed. Dimitra Lambarou, a deputy mayor for education and culture at Marathon Municipality,...

Agony and Despair as Search for Missing Greeks Moves Slowly

Anguish, sadness and anger are the feelings of the relatives of the hundreds of missing persons after the devastating fires in East Attica. Residents and holidaymakers who were in Mati and Rafina to enjoy the sea and the sun can...

Refugee Runners Seek Support for Greek Road Race (video)

Although most people would find the idea of running a 21-kilometer (13 mile) half-marathon a challenge, for 20 would-be athletes in Ioannina the obstacles are higher than most. They are residents of a recently re-opened refugee camp in Katsikas, north-west...

Greek Marathon Man, 87, Does It Again

Stelios Prassas, an 87-year-old marathon runner of the Telmissos, Nea Makri athletics team did it again on Sunday, finishing the 21.1 kilometers (13 miles) of the Athens Half Marathon in 2.54.34. Prassas, holder of eight Panhellenic records in his career,...