BE LEGENDARY: ATHENS MARATHON, THE AUTHENTIC
Athens Marathon, The Authentic is recognized globally for its historical importance as it carries on the tradition since the first Olympics in 1896. The runners follow the classic marathon route retracing the steps of messenger Pheidippides, who according to legend in 490 BC ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the Athenians’ victory over a Persian army. He then collapsed and died. The drama of this story was the basis for the marathon race to be born at the first modern Olympic Games which took place in Athens in 1896!
The first green edition of Athens Marathon, The Authentic
Following the turn towards a greener way of life, t environmental footprint of the marathon will be reduced significantly as the event’s 3,000 volunteers will use public transport, mainly the metro, at no extra charge and they will move around the city on electric skates and bicycles. Also, the athletes, companions and spectators will receive information on environmental issues by the volunteers who will be introduced for the first time such as the concept of an environmental volunteer.