Greek Crisis Hits The Elite Fielding For The Athens Marathon

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    The Athens Marathon is one of those races that most marathoners want to do at some point in their life. It retraces the route that Phediapedes took in bringing the news of the Battle of Marathon. It is this run in 490BC which has been the basis for the marathon that so many millions have enjoyed since. No Elite Field At Athens Marathon But, with the difficulties that Greece has been through already this year, money is being squeezed from everywhere. Fortunately, the race itself will still go on (and organizers say it will draw over 16,000 runners) but they have cut the elite competition. Unless you were planning on winning for the money, there is certainly no reason not to run it if you had planned on it! Marathon Details The race takes place November 8 It is held in Athens, Greece The cost of entry is €100 Website In marathons, organizers try to bring in elite class runners as fast times bring more money and bigger sponsors (typically).... The post Greek Crisis Hits The Elite Fielding For The Athens Marathon appeared first on Running with Miles.

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