Some 12,500 runners will line up in Marathon to
participate in the 28th Athens Classic on October 31.
Some of the world’s top Marathon runners have confirmed
their participation in the 28th Athens Classic Marathon,
scheduled to take place on October 31.
version of the marathon along its original course, as it
coincides with the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of
Marathon in 490 BC, will feature seven highly regarded
Kenyan runners who will try to break the course record
set on August 29, 2004 during the
Athens Olympic Games by Italy’s Stefano Baldini (2 hours,
10 minutes and 55 seconds).|
Greek track and field
federation SEGAS announced last week that among the
12,500 runners who have said they will take part in the
42.195-kilometer race from Marathon to Athens will be
Jonathan Kosgei Kipkorir, who has a personal best of
2:07.31, which is the record among the participants.
More in Kathimerini's newspaper artcle of Oct 11 2010: