Hiking and nature appreciation club Rediscover Skyros and the island's municipal authority are organizing a half marathon on Saturday, June 22. The beautiful route starts from the main square of Skyros Town and participants can pick a distance that suits them - 5, 10 or 21 kilometers. A 1,300-meter event for children has also been organized.
A record number of runners participated in the 40th Istanbul Marathon, the world's only cross-continental race, held on Nov. 11.
A record number of runners are expected to participate in the world's only transcontinental marathon.
Greece is gearing up for the 36th version of Spartathlon, the ultramarathon race that covers 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta and starts on Friday.
Treading on the footsteps of ancient messenger Pheidippides, the grueling race will this year have 387 participants who hail from 51 countries. They once again include Greek American ultramarathon superstar Dean Karnazis.
A marathon runner's dramatic collapse struck a sour note on the last day of the Commonwealth Games on April 15 as hosts Australia finished runaway winners on the medals table with 80 golds.
Istanbul hosts athletes for marathon
Tens of thousands of runners braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half marathon on Nov. 19 despite dire health warnings from doctors who wanted the race postponed in the heavily-polluted capital.
Thousands of people participated in the 39th Istanbul Marathon, the world’s only cross-continental race held for the future of the children this year.