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Spyros Louis: The Olympics Marathon Hero Who Did it All to Impress a Girl

In the summer Olympics of 1896 in Athens Spyros Louis took advantage of the opportunity to impress his love.

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,...

Athens Authentic Marathon Retraces the Footsteps of Pheidippides

Thousands of runners from all over the world are participating in the Athens Authentic Marathon taking place on Saturday and Sunday. There are three major runs during the event which all have finishing lines at the Panathenaic Stadium, home to...

Ancient Greek Helmet From the Persian Wars Found in Israel

A Corinthian helmet from the Persian Wars that was found several years ago in Israel has recently been turned over to Israeli authorities.

Spartathlon: Runners Trace Footsteps of Pheidippides from Athens to Sparta

Hundreds of ultra-marathon runners are taking part in the historic Spartathlon race from Athens to Sparta that started on Friday. The Spartathlon is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is...

Pheidippides’ Real Marathon Was a Punishing 300 Miles

Why is the ancient Greek man Pheidippides, the greatest runner in world history after whose exploits the concept of the marathon was created, remembered for running the 25 miles from Marathon to Athens rather than the distance from Athens...

Greek Ultra Marathon Runner Crosses Arctic Circle — Twice

Greek ultra marathon runner Marios Giannakou crossed the Arctic Circle -- twice -- while competing in the 500 km (310 mile) race called the "Lapland Arctic Ultra." Upon reaching the end, Giannakou waved his Greek flag with pride. "The race was...

From Marathon to Thermopylae Greece Eyes Military Tourism

Greece has set its eyes on opening up a new opportunity to attract new visitors to the country: Military tourism. Military enthusiasts, academics, students would perhaps be interested in visiting the places where the greatest battles in history took place. Some...

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,...

Greek Eco Activist Emmanouil Completes Epic Run from Athens to Glasgow

Greek marathon runner Agis Emmanouil completed his epic run from Athens to Glasgow last week, sending a message to world leaders gathered for the UN's Cop26 that time is running out for the planet. Emmanouil reached Glasgow Green on Friday...