Pitsolis and Konstantinopoulou win Athens Marathon

Greek runner Charalampos Pitsolis won of the 39th Athens Marathon – The Authentic on Sunday morning, crossing the finish line at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens after two hours, 23 minutes and 42 seconds.

It’s Marathon day in Athens

Some 45,000 elite athletes and running enthusiasts will be descending on the Greek capital this weekend for the 39th edition of the Athens Marathon, as well as shorter races, taking place on Sunday.

Roads in Athens to close for marathon

Traffic police gradually began cordoning off main roads across Attica and the capital on Friday in view of this weekend’s 39th Athens Authentic Marathon as well as the 10- and 5-kilometer road races. Around 45,000 runners have registered for the various events.

No finish line in sight for oldest marathon runner

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.

Nonagenarian is oldest Athens Marathoner

“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.

A tale of determination and courage

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.

Marathon returns to Athens

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

Roads in Athens to close for marathon

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.

Athens Authentic Marathon to be held Nov 13-14

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.

Mati residents send message of hope, determination

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.