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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,...

Thousands Join the Fun at Athens Half Marathon (photos)

Thousands of professional and amateur runners participated in the Athens Half Marathon, on Sunday. Organized by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the City of Athens, the event which started in 2012, has been over the last years one of...

Athens Airport Hosts Marathon Exhibit

Athens main international airport together with the Marathon Run Museum are presenting a contemporary-art exhibition -- "Marathon Universe". The exhibition will be on display for passengers until the end of May 2018. Marathon Universe presents different works by Greek sculptor Nikos Yorgos...

Dolihos: A New 255Km Greek Long Distance Race for 2018

Any runner with a desire to run a long distance race in Greece has a range of choices (Athens Marathon, Spartathlon), all with historic roots, and 2018 will see the inauguration of another majestic race covering the holy Greek...

Samuel Kalalei Gets Gold as Kenyan Athletes Dominate Athens Marathon

Kenyan runners dominated the authentic Marathon race in Athens on Sunday. Samuel Kalalei won the Gold medal with a time of 02:12:17. In second place was his compatriot Lucas Rotich and third was Marc Kiptoi, also from Kenya. Watch video as...

Thousands Follow the Footsteps of Pheidippides in Athens Authentic Marathon

The 35th Authentic Marathon is taking place in Greece bringing together more than 51,000 runners from Greece and around the world, who are participating in the seven separate events. Approximately 18,500 runners from around the world follow the footsteps of...

18,500 Runners from 101 Countries to Run Authentic Greek Marathon

Over 18,500 runners from 101 different countries will participate at the 35th annual Authentic Marathon, which will take place in Athens on the 12th of November. Most of the athletes that will compete on the 42.195m route come from the...

Lithuanian Sorokin wins 35th Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon (video)

Lithuanian runner Aleksandr Sorokin won the 35th edition of Spartathlon, one of the most challenging and historical ultra-marathon races, in Sparta on Saturday. Sorokin, 36, touched the feet of the statue of ancient Spartan King Leonidas in the center of...