Athens
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2023
SPORTS

Countdown to the 40th Marathon

The 40th Authentic Athens Marathon is counting down. Today (12:30) the opening ceremony of the Marathon is scheduled at the Tomb of the Marathon, with the transfer of the Flame to the Historic starting point of the route.

Tribute to Grigoris Lambrakis
There the organizing committee of the Athens Marathon will pay tribute to the memory of the fighter, doctor and long-distance Balkan runner Grigoris Lambrakis, to whose memory the Marathon is dedicated. This year even marked the 60th anniversary of his murder.

Grigoris Lambrakis on April 21, 1963, managed to complete the Peace March. One march was banned by the Police, who arrested many of the demonstrators, including the late Miki Theodorakis.

A month later, Grigoris Lambrakis was assassinated after his peace speech in Thessaloniki. There, next to the bust of Grigoris Lambrakis, Vassilis Koulas will "travel" the friends of the AMA with his lyre.

The artistic events
The Municipal Art Theater of the Municipality of Marathon (DITHEMA) has undertaken the performance of the artistic drama, directed by Nikos Gesoulis (DITHEMA).

In the ceremony, two professional actors and 50 children from the Marathon Primary School will take part, who will form the symbol of peace with their school bags in front of the Tomb.

The 42 kilometers and 195 meters of the AMA and the other races
On the two days of November 11 and 12, where in addition to the 42 kilometers and 195 meters of the Authentic Athens Marathon, two 10 km races are scheduled. and the 5km, transforming Athens into a ...stadium, with more than 70,000 runners, among them 18,000 from abroad. Of these, 21,000 will be at the start of the 40th Athens Marathon (12/11) for the route to the Panathenaic stadium.

The return of top athletes
This year's race is of particular importance for one more reason, since it marks - for the first time since 2019 - the return of elite athletes from various parts of the world to the event.

Among them Edwin Kiprop Kiptoo (Kenya), who has covered the distance in 2.08.56 in the Seoul Marathon this year, while in 2022 he achieved 2.06.52, but also 27-year-old Ronjas Lokitam Kilimo (Kenya), who has achieved this year 2.08 .08.

Among the women, the best performance among the participants is Caroline Jepchirhir (Kenya) with 2.26.11 individual record and 2.27.46 this year's performance from the Vienna race. With claims for a good performance, Vaida Nekriosine (Lithuania) will also take a starting position with 2.36.04.

 

The program of events-matches of the AMA

Saturday, November 11

Marathon
12.30'-1.15': Marathon Opening Ceremony (Marathon Tomb) - Transfer of the Flame to the Historic Starting Point of the Marathon Road
13.50'-14.10': Lighting of the Altar of the Marathon Flame

Athens - Amalia Avenue (Height of the National Garden)
17.00'-20.20': OPAP 10km Road Race
17.00': Start of the OPAP 10km Road Race
  (Includes: Panhellenic 10km Championship outside SEGAS Stadium,
  Panhellenic Championship 10km EOA Kofon )
18.30': Start of the Universities Night Run OPAP Race
Start on Amalia Avenue at the height of Megaros Bodosakis
Finishing inside the Panathenaic Stadium

Athens - Panathenaic Stadium
17.30'-17.31': Estimated Finishing Time of the 1st Runner 10km OPAP
19.02'-19.04': Estimated End Time of the 1st Runner Universities Night Run OPAP
18.45'-19.30': Awarding of Medals for the OPAP 10km Road Race & Universities Night Run OPAP

  Sunday, November 12, 2023

Athens - Amalia Avenue (Height of the National Garden)
  08.15'-10.00': STOIXIMAN 5km Road Race
  (Includes: Panhellenic 5km EOA Deaf Championship)
08.15': Start of the STOIXIMAN 5km Road Race
Start on Amalia Avenue at the height of Megaros Bodosakis
Finishing inside the Panathenaic Stadium

Marathon - Installation of the Historic Marathon Starting Point
09.00'-17.45': Marathon Road (42.195m on the Authentic Route)
(Includes: SEGAS Panhellenic Marathon Championship, Balkan
Marathon Championship and Military Marathon Games)
09.00': Start of the Marathon Road Race
Start of the Marathon from the Historical Starting Point of the Marathon
Finishing inside the Panathenaic Stadium

Marathon Route Municipalities
09.15'-10.20': Children's Road Races in Municipalities along the
Authentic Marathon Route
Race Completion Time per Municipality: 15' before the crossing of the 1st
Marathon Road

Athens - Vasilissis Sofias Ave. (Ypsos Voulis)
10.15'-10.30': Road Race SPECIAL OLYMPICS HELLAS (SOH) 1200m
10.30'-10.47': Children's Road Race 1200m
Start on Vas. Sophia Avenue at the level of the Parliament
Finishing inside the Panathenaic Stadium

Athens - Panathenaic Stadium
08.30'-08.31': Estimated Finishing Time of the 1st Runner 5km STOIXIMAN
10.20'-10.35': STOIXIMAN 5km Road Race Medal Awards
10.22'-10.25': Estimated Finishing Time of the first Athletes of the SOH Race
10.35'-10.37': Estimated Finishing Time of the first Athletes of the Children's Race
10.45'-10.55': Honorary Awards Special Olympics Hellas Road Race 1200m & Honorary Awards Children's Road Race 1200m
11.09'-11.12': Estimated finish time of the 1st Marathon
11.20'-11.29': Estimated finish time of the 1st Greek Marathon
11.33'-11.45': Estimated finish time of the 1st Marathon
11.45'-11.50': Estimated finish time of the 1st Greek Marathoner
11.55-12.30': Awarding of Road Marathon Medals
SEGAS Panhellenic Marathon Championship Medal Awards
Balkan Marathon Championship Medal Awards

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