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Christoforos Merousis wins Athens Marathon

The Athens Marathon. The Authentic asserted its status as a unique race despite the problems by financial crisis in Greece. A record number of 16,000 runners went to the start line of this classic race at the very source of the event’s inspiration, the coastal town of Marathon … [Read more...]

Felix Kandie breaks Athens record

Ten years after Stefano Baldini won the gold medal in the Athens Olympic marathon the course record of the Italian was finally broken by Kenyan Felix Kandie: It was the unheralded Kandie who did it and caused a big surprise in the “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” on Sunday. In … [Read more...]

Yego wins Athens on Debut

Hillary Yego produced a major surprise by taking the Athens Classic Marathon on his debut at the distance. In warm weather with temperatures soaring to well over 20 Celsius the Kenyan, little known on the international scene, ran 2:13:59 on the tough original course, leading from … [Read more...]

Bett sets Athens record

  Raymond Bett’s foresight paid off, as the Kenyan confidently strode along the road from Marathon to Athens, to win the 30th edition of the Athens Classic Marathon in a race record of 2.11.35. … [Read more...]

Bett on Athens

The 30th anniversary edition of the Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday will provide a little light relief for Greeks beleaguered by another round of austerity cuts. … [Read more...]

Athens Classic 2012

It is an event which every distance runner in the world should either run or attend at some point – the Athens Classic Marathon, scheduled this year for November 11. … [Read more...]

Boubker takes Athens Marathon 2011

In a rare victory for a non-Kenyan in a major marathon, Abdelkerim Boubker of Morocco won the Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday morning, taking exactly one minute off the event record, with 2.11.40.  Boubker, 30, had to overcome more than the all-conquering Kenyans, and one of … [Read more...]

Bett on Athens

When When Raymond Bett won the Athens Classic Marathon last year in 2.12.40, knocking two seconds off the event record on one of the toughest courses in the world, he was presented with the fact that Stefano Baldini won the 2004 Olympic title on the same course in 2.10.55. “I … [Read more...]