Athens Classic Marathon is the mother of all marathons. The story goes back to 500 BC, where an Athenian herald, Pheidippides, was sent to Athen under the Battle of Marathon. He brought a message about the Greeks victory over Persia. According to the legend he ran around 40 km from the battlefield to Athen. He delivered the message, collapsed and died.
Pheidippides is still a national hero, and his story has been an inspiration to the modern marathon race.
In 1896 under the Olympic Games a Greek athlete, Spyros Louis, ran what has ever since been known as the original marathon route. It goes from the ancient city of Marathon to the Panathinaikon Stadium in Athens.
Athens Marathon (as we know it today) was established in 1972. Thousands of runners from many different countries travel to Athen every year to participate in this major event.
Athen Classic Marathon is considered to be one of the toughest city marathon races in the world. This is because a large part of the route is uphill.
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