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)