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Marathon, Greece and Danzhou, China Become Sister Cities

The Greek city of Marathon and Danzhou, located in the Chinese province of Hainan, agreed to become sister cities by signing a memorandum of...

Germany Returns 1896 Olympic Marathon Winner Spyros Louis’ Prize to Greece

''Skyphos,'' an ancient pottery vessel won by Spyros Louis, the first winner of the Marathon in the first modern Olympic Games of Athens in...

John Kipkorir Komen From Kenya Wins 37th Athens Classic Marathon

John Kipkorir Komen from Kenya is the Marathon runner who managed to finish first in the 37th Authentic Athens Marathon on Sunday. He completed the...

Fire Rages in Marathon, Blaze in Elafonisos Under Control

A large fire broke out in the Marathon area in Attica on Saturday afternoon, with General Secretary for Civil protection Nikos Hardalias rushing to...

Disabled 14-Year-Old Girl Captures Greek Hearts at Marathon Race (video)

A wheelchair-bound 14-year old girl from Rethymno in Crete made her dream a reality by taking part in the authentic Marathon race on Sunday. Marianna...

Zozo Christodoulou, The First Greek Woman who Ran the Marathon

On October 19, 1974, Zozo Christodoulou did something that no other Greek woman had done before: She ran in the original Marathon race, making...

Greek Police Arrest Man Suspected of Arson in Marathon

Police arrested on Wednesday a 35 year-old man suspected of arson in the municipality of Marathon. The man has been accused of setting five fires...

Two Marathon Deputy Mayors Resign over East Attica Fires

Two Marathon deputy mayors resigned on Saturday as a matter of conscience after the deadly wildfires that left 88 people dead, hundreds injured and...

Agony and Despair as Search for Missing Greeks Moves Slowly

Anguish, sadness and anger are the feelings of the relatives of the hundreds of missing persons after the devastating fires in East Attica. Residents and...

Refugee Runners Seek Support for Greek Road Race (video)

Although most people would find the idea of running a 21-kilometer (13 mile) half-marathon a challenge, for 20 would-be athletes in Ioannina the obstacles...

Thousands Join the Fun at Athens Half Marathon (photos)

Thousands of professional and amateur runners participated in the Athens Half Marathon, on Sunday. Organized by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and the City of...
Marathon Universe

Athens Airport Hosts Marathon Exhibit

Athens main international airport together with the Marathon Run Museum are presenting a contemporary-art exhibition -- "Marathon Universe". The exhibition will be on display for passengers...

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