Athens Marathon. Classic and Authentic

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Athens Marathon. Classic and Authentic

The 35th Athens Marathon,The Authentic took place on Sunday, November 12. The run begins in the town of Marathon where it passes the tomb of the Athenian soldiers. It is the most difficult marathon race, the course is uphill from the 10km to the 31 km – the toughest uphill climb of any major marathon. The finish line is in the Panathinaiko Stadium, venue for the first Olympic Games of the modern period 1896. 
This year 18500 runners ran the Authentic Marathon course, 18500 unique people that proved once again the strength of human mind and the will of achieving goals. Thousands of runners from all over the world participate in the Athens Marathon each year. Apart from the sporting experience, they have the chance to enjoy and  explore the city of Athens.

Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon

Samuel Kalalei won the Gold medal with a time of 02:12:17.

Athens Marathon

Ethiopian Bedatu Hirpa Badane won the women gold metal with the time 2:34:18

Athens Marathon

Xristoforos Merousis

Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon. Classic and Authentic
Athens Marathon. Classic and Authentic
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Matathon
Athens Matathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon
Athens Marathon

My Marathon Experience

To achieve a goal, needs devoutness, power and discipline. Athens Marathon race demands strength, pain and sweat. Around the 40th km I was almost crying, my brother’s figure among the crowd and his hug was my boost. The finish line was there…  Victory is paid for in courage and sweat.

words Sonia Farasopoulou. Photos by Alexander Chrisakis

1 Comment
  1. eLeM 2017-11-14

    It is great just to participate in it. I can’t imagine the satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line… Only you can tell us, Sonia. I feel really proud of you (and a little jealous, I admit).

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