Record participation expected at 37th Athens Marathon
The countdown to the Athens Classic Marathon "Athens Marathon, The Authentic" officially kicked off on Thursday with the press conference organized by the Hellenic Track & Field Federation (SEGAS).
Just one month before the top event of multiple importance for Greece, scheduled to take place on November 10, SEGAS and co-organizers, Attica Region, the Municipalities of Athens and Marathon and the Hellenic Olympic Committee provided all the useful information for the international race.
According to SEGAS, this year's event has set a new record of 60,000 participants in all races. Last year, over 55,000 athletes from 105 countries and regions flooded the Attica area.
This year, the organizers of the annual race expect for the first time to welcome 20,000 marathon runners from all over the world at the original course of the 42.195 km from Marathon to Athens.
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