Here you can find the Highlights of the 32nd Athens Authentic Marathon.

It was the first time for Felix Kandie from Kenya in Athens Authentic Marathon and was combined with a new course record. His result was 2.10.37 (former record was 2.10.55 by Stefano Baldini during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games) and was followed by Raymond Bett (2.12.34) and Chobei Josphat Kiptanui Too (2.15.38).

In women winner was Maiyo Naomi Jepkogei (2.41.06), second was Rotich Nancy Joan (2.41.29) and third was Chobei Linah Jerop (2.42.41)

Traffic measures will be applied all around the city center of Athens and along the marathon course throughout the date. The runners are adviced to use public transortation means.

Τhe Organizing Committee of the 32nd Athens Marathon, the Authentic, due to the extreme weather forecast had obliged to change the place of the ceremony of the Lighting of the Marathon Flame.

Due to the forecast of the National Weather Agency (EMY) on Saturday, November 8th, we are expecting extreme weather conditions for the whole area of Marathon. The Organizing Committee has decided to transfer the ceremony from the historical reference point of the Marathon Tomb to a covered establishment on the starting point of the historical Marathon course.

The press office of the organizing committee is announcing that the bus for Marathon is leaving as scheduled from New Hotel at 10.00 am.

With the slogan “Let them run again” the recycling running shoes program inaugurated in 2013 will be run again this year in cooperation with the organization “Institute – Team for the World – Environmental Alliance 2004+” and GLOBAL CHALLENGES. Runners as well as anyone else will have the opportunity to give their old and used running shoes to people and families in need of them.

Last year, when this program was launched for the first time, more than 300 pairs of running shoes were gathered. This year we expect even more.

So, bring your old – in good condition – running shoes at ERGO MARATHON EXPO that will be held at the Indoor Hall TAEK WON DO at Faliro from Thursday 6 November to Saturday 8 November and let them run again…

Furthermore, this year, the Athens Marathon Organizing is launching a program collecting and offering to various charities the Marathon runners’ clothes that will be left beside.

Clothing of any kind, sport or not, that will be left beside by the runners and will be collected at the Marathon Start area on Sunday morning, will be given to people and families in need.