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Kenya’s Hillary Kipkogei Yego claims the 31st Athens Classic Marathon

Kenya’s Hillary Kipkogei Yego claims the 31st Athens Classic Marathon

A record number of some 17,000 runners from 102 countries took part in the 31st Athens Classic Marathon, covering the route taken by Pheidippides, an Athenian messenger who, in 490 BC, dashed to the democratic city states of Athens and Platea to announce Athens’ victory over the Persian Empire soldiers, before dying of exhaustion. (more…)

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31st Athens Classic Marathon

A true historic and heroic event testing the strength of human will and the athletic spirit.  Join 16.000 runners in the streets of Athens and experience the magic of the “Authentic Marathon Course”!   Athens Classic Marathon is a unique running-event of great historical importance. Carrying on the tradition since the first Olympics in 1896, the runners follow the classic marathon route retracing the steps of Pheidippides himself! (more…)