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The new Premium Registration & Hospitality Program for the ATHENS MARATHON 2016

The new Premium Registration & Hospitality Program 2016 (PRHP) exclusively designed for runners and companions. Book now or Upgrade your Registration

For the very first time in all years of the Athens Marathon event, a comprehensive premium registration and hospitality program has been developed, addressed to runners travelling to Athens from all around the world, their companions and children.

An insider’s view of Athens with the Premium Registration & Hospitality Program 2016

Every year, there has been a steady increase of runners arriving from all corners of the globe. It became apparent that the runners coming to Athens from abroad in order to participate in the Athens Marathon event were interested in the total experience of their visit that will allow them to get acquainted with Greek history, culture and natural beauties of Greece.  SEGAS believes it is vital that these runners are offered a total running and traveling experience.

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Registrations for the 10km & 5km Morning Road Races exhausted! A few places still available!

An amazing response by runners who wish to participate in the greatest running event of Greece was witnessed on Monday 4 April. Registrations for the 10km & 5km Morning Road Races closed only a few hours after opening and eight months before the Athens Marathon event to be held on 13 November 2016

Online registrations became available on Monday 4April at 12.00 noon and mainly closed 5 hours later for the 10km Road Race and 10 hours later for the 5km Morning Road Race.  Currently a limited number of entries in these two races is still available, mainly for runners travelling to Greece from abroad.

Registrations for the 5km Afternoon Road Race are still going on.

The impressive reaction of Greek runners proves the great development of the running movement in Greece as well as the credibility and high standards that SEGAS has applied in its events.

The main concern of the Hellenic Athletics Federation are safety, credibility, quality and respect towards this unique sport, cultural and historic event.

A special “Thank You!”

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120 YEARS FROM THE FIRST MARATHON RACE EVER

The 34th "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" marks 120 years from the first contemporary Marathon race, an athletic event inspired by the ancient course of the legendary Athenian hoplite hemerodromos after the Battle of Marathon. In the spring of 1896, during the first modern Olympics, athletes from five countries lined up at the starting line on the bridge of Marathon in order to cover the distance to the Panathenaic Stadium on a dirt path. The race was won by Greek athlete Spyros Louis, whose historic victory stands as a symbol of tireless effort, stamina as well as the breaking of physical and mental barriers. Key to the race was also the presence of Greek runner Charilaos Vasilakos, who won the second place. Louis and Vasilakos, the two Greek runners, became the first two Olympic victors in the history of the Marathon race. This race, which was launched during the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era, became one of the most popular athletic events all over the world, with millions of participants and supporters.

This year also marks 70 years from 1946, when leading Greek runner Stelios Kyriakides won the Boston Marathon, achieving one of

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