More than 50,000 the participants to the 34th Athens Authentic Marathon on November 13, 2016
The Athens Marathon, the Authentic 42,195m run is not just a sporting event but, a tough course starting from Marathon (where the famous victorious battle of the Greeks agaist the invedor Persians took place) and ending at the all marble Panathinian Stadium in the center of Athens
The race is bringing together the legend with history, emphasizing on human will and strength, values and friendship.
The History of the Marathon depicts a true triumph accomplished by a news-bearing, on foot soldier from ancient Athens, who announced - with this being his last words - the victory of the Greeks against the Persians during the Marathon Battle in 490 BC.
Nowadays, among all the Olympic sport events, the Marathon Race stands out as it was born by a true historic and heroic event.