Friday May 29, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Raymond Bett breaks Athens Classic Marathon record

By George Georgakopoulos

Kenya’s Raymond Bett broke the Athens Classic Marathon record on Sunday to register his second victory in the last three years at the only race run in the original course every year.

The 28-year-old runner clocked 2 hours 11 minutes and 35 seconds, faring four seconds better than last year’s winner Abdelkerim Boubker.

However, the overall course record of 2:10.55, set by Italian Stefano Baldini at the 2004 Olympic Games, still stands, as Bett’s was the fourth fastest time ever in the original course.

“Everything went well. The weather was great. It was a difficult race with a very high level of competition,” said the winner, who promised that “if I am well I will return next year, too, because I love the support of the people here.”

Paul Kosgei overtook Alex Kirui inside the stadium to finish second (2:12.20), leaving his Kenyan compatriot in third (2:12.26).

First among the Greeks and ninth overall was Michalis Parmakis, who has therefore won the Greek Marathon Championship with a time of 2:21.56. He was also the winner in 2010.

Victory in the women’s race also went to Kenya as Chemtai Yadaa finished first in 2:40.00, just seven seconds ahead of Ukraine’s Svitlana Stanko. Kenyan Chelangat Kimetto was third (2:40.28).

Magdalini Gazea won the national championship being the first Greek as she came in fifth overall, clocking 2:44.42.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday November 11, 2012 (12:46)  
Panathinaikos conquers PAOK through Tavlaridis goal
AEK Athens returns to top league after financial collapse
Berg brace gives Panathinaikos four-point lead
Reds add Cup to league trophy with 3-1 win over Xanthi
PM speaks to Merkel, Hollande as lenders increase pressure
With negotiations between Greece and its creditors at a critical phase, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday sought the assistance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Presiden...
To Potami and PASOK poised to support deal
To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis said Thursday that his party would back any agreement between the government and the institutions, while PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos suggested that P...
Inside News
Hoteliers seek VAT solutions
The Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE) is trying to help Greek hoteliers overcome the impasse they have come to with foreign tour operators regarding the signing of contracts...
Chaos in the system for tax declarations
Few taxpayers or even accountants have any idea of what is going on with tax declarations this year, as poor handling by the General Secretariat for Public Revenues, confusion in the Finance...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
FIFA and fair play
Greeks must be among the less excited observers of the ferocious crackdown on the highest echelons of global soccer’s administrative body, FIFA: from the lowest leagues to our top teams, fro...
COMMENTARY
Greece´s Cuban pathway to a parallel currency
The idea of a parallel currency for Greece is worthy of consideration, with even German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble broaching the possibility as Greece fails to reach an agreement wi...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Hoteliers seek VAT solutions
2. Chaos in the system for tax declarations
3. Lenders’ first-quarter data suffer from NPL expansion
4. Regional airport concession deal ‘to be sealed soon’
5. PM speaks to Merkel, Hollande as lenders increase pressure
6. To Potami and PASOK poised to support deal
more news
Today
This Week
1. Endless confusion and worry
2. G-7 weighs in on Greece as Tsipras government told to be serious
3. ECB's Nowotny says no to loosening funding for Greece now
4. Lagarde says still much work to do in Greek debt talks
5. Greek bank losses show predicament amid record outflows
6. Following up on a positive step
Today
This Week
1. Hotel contracts with a ‘Greek default clause’
2. Neither Grexit nor a dual currency will solve Greece’s problems
3. Some 300 mln left banks on Tuesday
4. No more 'quick and dirty' fixes for Greece
5. Romantic notions meet reality
6. Tsipras faces down radicals within SYRIZA over terms of deal
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.