November 12, 2013 07:00 Press Release
Hillary Yego produced a major surprise by taking the Athens Classic Marathon on his debut at the distance. In warm weather with temperatures soaring to well over 20 Celsius the Kenyan, little known on the international scene, ran 2:13:59 on the tough original course, leading from the town of Marathon to the Panathinaikon Stadium in Athens. Fellow Kenyans Dickson Cheruiyot (2:14:40) ... Continue reading
November 04, 2013 08:49 Press Release
In the midst of celebrating his victory in the Athens Classic Marathon 2012, where he set an event record of 2:11:35, Raymond Bett didn’t hesitate to state his objective for a return visit: his sights would be set on the course record. Next week the Kenyan will race on the course which has been the inspiration to so many marathon dreams, ... Continue reading
11/14/2012 - source: huffingtonpost.com
November 13, 2012 06:23 Press Release
Raymond Bett’s foresight paid off, as the Kenyan confidently strode along the road from Marathon to Athens, to win the 30th edition of the Athens Classic Marathon in a race record of 2.11.35. On the original marathon course, created for the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896, Bett loped along behind a handful of colleagues until he took the initiative on the ... Continue reading
11/11/2012 - source: washingtonpost.com
November 10, 2012 06:59 Press Release
The 30th anniversary edition of the Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday will provide a little light relief for Greeks beleaguered by another round of austerity cuts. Reaction this week included a transport strike encompassing metro, buses and taxis, which left Athenians emulating marathon runners, ie getting out and legging it. They would do well to take to the streets again on ... Continue reading
September 20, 2012 06:29 Press Release
It is an event which every distance runner in the world should either run or attend at some point – the Athens Classic Marathon, scheduled this year for November 11. But not just runners; race organisers too. For the latter, proceedings centre on the day before the marathon (Saturday, November 10) with the sixth annual AIMS Marathon Symposium, staged in the ... Continue reading
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