Παρασκευή, 9 Νοεμβρίου 2012

The 30th anniversary of Athens Classic Marathon.



The Athens Classic Marathon celebrates this year its 30th anniversary. On Sunday, November 11, athletes from around the globe will be testing their stamina and strength, on the original course, from Marathon to the Athens Panathenaic Stadium. The 30th anniversary is marked by the participation of thousands of runners in all road races, and especially of more than 12,000 runners in the 5km & 10km races.

The international Athens Classic Marathon (ACM) has been organized, since 1983, by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and is dedicated to the memory of the Balkan athletics champion and pacifist, Grigoris Labrakis.
It is a very popular race as well as a tourist event, held annually on the 2nd Sunday of November. Since 1983, participation in the race has gradually increased to reach 5,800 in 2004, and over 18,000 in 2011. 

Sporting figures such as Kenya’s Patrick Makau and Portugal’s Rosa Mota along with Greek champions will attend this year’s gala dinner on November 9 whereas as the 6th AIMS Marathon Symposium will be held on November 10, under the title Levels & Quality Control of a Marathon Event.

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