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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...

Athens Marathon: The Winners Who Finished Last [Video]

Although they arrived at the finish line among the last, Father Emmanuel and Polish Marcei Tsaikovski are the true winners of this year's Athens Marathon.

33rd Athens Authentic Marathon Attracts Record Number of Participants

On the occasion of the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon, a big celebration took place in Athens. The event that took place in the Greek capital attracted a record number of participants. The total number of entries this year reached 43,000 in...

City of Athens Prepares for Sunday's Marathon

The capital of Greece is preparing for Sunday's 33rd Athens Marathon, as athletes from around the world are set to take over the streets of Athens. This year 43,000 people have signed up to run in the various races that take...

Ancient Battlefield Site to Host Athens Marathon Opening Ceremony

The Central Archaeological Council (CAC) on Tuesday gave its blessing to plans for the opening ceremony of the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon on the site of the ancient battlefield. The blessing took place within the archaeological site containing the...

Olympic Marathon Runner Spyros Louis To Appear On New €2 Coin

The first modern-day Olympic Marathon winner at the 1896 Summer Olympics Spyros (Spyridon) Louis will be featured on around 750,000 new €2 coins that will be released later this fall issued by Greece. This marks the 75th anniversary of the athlete’s death, who...

33rd Athens Marathon Breaking New Record in Athlete Participation

Athlete participation in this year's 33rd Athens Marathon held on November 8th is expected to reach new record highs, the president of Greek athletics federation (SEGAS) Kostas Panagopoulos said at a press conference on Thursday. The Athens Marathon is...

Record Turnout Expected for Thessaloniki's Night Half Marathon

As the date approaches for Thessaloniki's 4th International Night Half-Marathon, organizers at a press conference on Wednesday said they expected a record of 21,000 people to take part in the two races taking place in the city on Saturday...