ATHENS MARATHON

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STELIOS PRASSAS

He used his olive grove as a track. Over the last two months, unable to practice in the local stadium as he didn’t have a car, Stelios Prassas ran up and down the field with its 96 olive trees and free-range chickens on the plain of Marathon.


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IMAGES

“Running whets your appetite for life,” amateur runner Stelios Prassas tells Kathimerini. At the age of 90, Prassas became the oldest person to run the 42.195 km Athens Marathon on November 14, finishing in 8 hours.

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SOCIETY

They supported each other in the superhuman effort they undertook and came out victorious. Vasso Konstantinopoulou, 25, and Sonia Tsekini, 45, came third and fourth place respectively in the Panhellenic Marathon Championship in Athens last Sunday.


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SPORTS

The Athens Classic Marathon takes place on Sunday with 9,800 athletes from 83 countries running the 42,195 meters from Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium in central Athens, with over 30,000 registrations overall

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NEWS

Traffic police will be gradually cordoning off main roads across Attica and the Greek capital on Friday afternoon in view of this weekend’s 38th Athens Authentic Marathon.

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SPORTS

The 38th Athens Authentic Marathon will be held on the weekend of November 13-14, and a press conference on the annual run will be held on Wednesday, November 10, organizers said.




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NEWS

Residents of Mati and the nearby areas that so severely felt the effects of a deadly fire last July 23 lined up part of the route of the 36th Athens Marathon on Sunday to send a message of hope and determination that their devastated communities will flourish again.


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WHAT'S ON

The National Archaeological Museum celebrates the forthcoming Authentic Marathon in Athens on Sunday, November 11, with a thematic tour about sports and athletes in antiquity.