The Athens Authentic Marathon is a unique race in the world! According to the legend, it covers the same distance ran by the Athenian hero Pheidippides , who delivered to the Athenian citizens the news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon, back in 490 BC. So, if you decide to run the Athens Marathon, you will run in the very footsteps of the Ancient Greeks, who –after the Marathon battle – managed to restrain the Persian army and keep it away from Greece and by extension, from the rest of Europe….
The starting point of the race is located in the small city of Marathon and the finish line in the impressive Panathenaic Stadium, in the center of Athens, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held (in 1896). Infact the runners run on the route that was mapped for these particular Games ,very close to the route that Pheidippides followed. Most participants say that it is a unique experience they will never forget.
But the Athens Authentic Marathon is not just one more sport event or a tough race of 42.195 kilometers! It is a bridge that connects legend and history. Furthermore, it symbolizes the unique values of sportsmanship, friendship, peace and the strength of human will.
On November 11, 2018 we are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the Athens Marathon. If you want to learn more about this beautiful event you can click on its link: www.athensauthentic.com
If you want to live this unique experience, get immersed into the history of Athens and Marathon or participate, do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org