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Athens Marathon-Classic Marathon

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Annual Events

The Athens Classic Marathon is an annual race of 42.195 km length, which usually takes place in early November.


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The sport of marathon established the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896.

The idea belongs to Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, who suggested the "repetition of the famous street that has executed a soldier of Marathon" in 490 BC, after the Greek victory at the Battle of Marathon, to announce to the Athenians great news and he died soon after.

This myth has given the peaceful symbolism in Marathon, becoming increasingly popular sport in recent decades and has now established the so-called "Marathon Tourism", with thousands of cities hosting marathons around the world. The route of the marathon in Athens is the most historical, and one of the toughest in the world because of the hill presents. The start is from the village of Marathon and ending at the Panathenaic Stadium. During the days of Marathon, made many side events including conferences and symposia, and very impressive opening ceremony with the lighting of the Flame of the Marathon. In the town of Marathon, a museum dedicated to the Marathon race, with a permanent exhibition showing the history of the Olympic Marathon through texts, objects and photographs.

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