TRACK & FIELD

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ULTRAMARATHON

Greek runner Fotis Zisimopoulos won the 39th Spartathlon, the ultra-marathon race from Athens to Sparta in southern Greece, on Saturday, by an impressive margin of one hour and 20 minutes.



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SPORTS

Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men’s long jump in the most dramatic fashion on Monday as he leapt 8.41 metres in his final attempt to snatch the gold medal from Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria.


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SPORTS

Jonathan Busby speaks to Kathimerini about one of the most inspiring moments in sports that took place in Doha, Qatar, on the first night of the track and field world championships. 

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Katerina Stefanidi, of Greece, bronze, Anzhelika Sidorova, center, who participates as a neutral athlete, gold, and Sandi Morris, of the United States, silver after the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday. [Petr David Josek/AP]

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SPORTS

Katerina Stefanidi earned Greece’s first – and probably sole – medal on Sunday at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, finishing third at the women’s pole vault final.



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Greece collected four medals at last weekend’s European Indoor Track and Field Championships in Glasgow, including a gold medal by long jumper Miltos Tentoglou (top left). His 8.38-meter jump in the final was the best in the world this year. Costas Baniotis (top right) had to wait till the age of 32 years for his first European medal, bagging silver in the high jump, while Voula Papachristou (bottom left) also finished second in the long jump. Nicole Kyriakopoulou (bottom left) came third in the pole vault.

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SPORTS

Radek Brunner from the Czech Republic came in second, and after the race, he exclusively talked to Kathimerini about his latest accomplishment, the Spartathlon competition, the severe weather conditions, but also why he runs 246 kilometers as a hobby.


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Katerina Stefanidi, Greece’s pole vault master and owner of all major outdoor titles, was on Saturday nominated female Athlete of the Year by the European Athletic Association. The award ceremony will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, on October 26. Stefanidi won the title in 2017. [EPA]