Thousands of runners created an amazing image of Athens on Sunday 10th of November 2013! 31,000 runners from 100 countries around the world participated in the race, a record number for the event, making it a major international sport event.
Hillary Kipkogei Yego led a Kenyan sweep of the top four places at the Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday, and countrywoman Nancy Rotich won the women's race.
The course covers the route of 42km distance from Marathon to Athens said to have been taken by Pheidippides a messenger to announce the Athenians' victory over a Persian army near the village of Marathon in 490 B.C.
RunninGreece participated to the Marathon, 10 and 5Km routes, living the experience to finish at the historic all-marble Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and enjoying a festive atmosphere!