Last week, the Athens Classic Marathon attended the IAAF Gold Label Paris Marathon 2012. More than 40,000 runners participated in the Paris Marathon this year, while almost 65,000 people visited the parallel Running Expo of this well-known and massive event. The presence of the Athens Classic Marathon abroad is sponsored by the National Hellenic Tourism Organization that strongly supports the promotion of the Athens Classic Marathon abroad the last five years.

A large number of french and international runners visited the booth of the Athens Classic Marathon in the EXPO, interested in learning more about participation in this year's race or to schedule their participation in the years to come. A great interest was also shown about the history of Marathon race itself, the Authentic Marathon Course and the exceptional finishers’ medal. Most of them took pictures in front of the Panathinaikon Stadium appearing on the walls of the booth, watched interesting videos of the race itself and the beauties of Greece, as well as other festivities held just in front of our booth.

In the next two months, the Athens Classic Marathon will visit Hamburg and Prague in order to attend the local Marathon Races. In Prague, the Athens Classic Marathon will also have the opportunity to present itself among more than 100 other Races that will be attending the 19th AIMS World Congress to be held prior the Prague International Marathon.