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Zervakis and Rebouli the Winners of the Athens Half Marathon

The 6th Athens Half Marathon, the city's annual major spring sports event, was held on Sunday March 19. 21,000 runners took part in the four races which were organised by the Municipality of Athens, Attica region and the Hellenic Athletics...

Kenyan Luka Rotis Loumpouan Wins 34th Athens Marathon

This year over 50,000 athletes originating from 105 countries participated in the 34th Athens Authentic Marathon, Kenyan athlete Luka Rotis Loumpouan was the victor of the challenging 42.195 meter race. Loumpouan finished the race as he entered the packed Panathenaic Stadium to the...

There's Something for Everyone at the 34th Athens Marathon. The Authentic

The "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" is an annual event that brings a sense of community sportsmanship and spirit to Athens every year, and the 34th Athens Marathon is no exception. The emphasis may be on running, however, there's more...

Champion-Inspired Children's Story Available at the Athens Authentic Marathon on Saturday

A children's story inspired by the true story of Marathon champion Maria Polyzou will be coinciding with the Athens Authentic Marathon to take place on November 13. The fairy tale, titled "A Giant Called M.P." is written by Magda...

More than 50,000 Athletes Expected in this Year's 34th Athens Marathon, Says Organiser

More than 50,000 athletes will participate in the 34th Athens Marathon which will be held on November 13, following the historic route of Pheidippides, the dispatch-runner who brought Athens news of the Greek victory against the Persians at Marathon...

Sounion Half Marathon at the Ancient Temple of Poseidon

A new half marathon race, the Poseidon Challenge, will be held for the first time on October 2 at the southest part of Attica, at Sounio Cape. The race will link the Temple of Poseidon with the ancient theatre...

Marathon Mayor Awards Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Marathon Mayor Ilias Psinakis awarded Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson with the "Marathon Legion Medal" for their love and support for Greece. Psinakis has invented and designed the Marathon Legion Medal in 2015 as an award to exemplary Greeks...

Ilias Psinakis Arrives in Thessaloniki on a Hot-Air Balloon

The photos of Ilias Psinakis flying over Thessaloniki in a hot-air balloon have been circulating on the internet. As soon as the locals of Thessaloniki realized the eccentric persona's presence in the sky, they rushed to photograph the unique way with...

120th Anniversary of Spiros Louis' Win at the Olympic Marathon

March 29, 2016 marked the 120th anniversary since runner Spiros Louis entered the Kallimarmaro Stadium and finished in first place at the 1st Marathon at the first contemporary Olympics that took place in 1896. Among the thousands of attendees that...

New Greek-Developed App Lets You Be a 'Marathon Hero'

A new iOS gaming app inspired by Greek history, as well as designed and developed by a Greek team, is now on the market!   "Marathon Hero", as the app is called, took over a year to develop. The ancient Greek...