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Alexander the Great Marathon

Sunday April 7th, 2019
Thessaloniki, Greece
Distance: Marathon · 10K · 5K

Born in Marathon of our Greece in 490 B.C. by the heroic effort of the soldier Phedippides who ran this distance to announce to the Athenians the victory of the Greeks, falling dead due to the overexertion. Today in every corner of the world thousands of marathons are being conducted, making thus this sport the one with the most participants in the world and the word marathon, the only common one among all spoken dialects worldwide.

The International Marathon “ALEXANDER THE GREAT”, refers to the route Pella-Thessaloniki. Pella is the ancient capital of Macedonia and the birthplace of the great Commander, whereas Thessaloniki is the modern Hellenic metropolis of Macedonia. This International Marathon which symbolizes one of the most recognizable personalities of humanity, Alexander the Great, is not just a major and International sporting event. It is a path in history, a path in ancient Greek culture, a Path full of Greece.

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Race Date: 04/01/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:16:04 CHEBOLEY DANIEL ROTICH 25 Kenya
2nd Male 2:31:08 REKAS GIANNIS 28 Greece
3rd Male 2:42:31 SYMIRIOTIS KYRIAKOS 29 Greece
4th Male 2:42:51 ZAXARATOS GIANNHS 30 Greece
Female 2:45:17 ONYACHA YUNES MORAA 32 Kenya
2nd Female 2:56:25 VRAJIC MARIYA 39 Croatia
3rd Female 3:23:30 MAKOWSKA OLGA 35 Poland
4th Female 3:23:33 STAMATELOU KONSTANTINA 25 Greece
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:49:37 AYGITAS DIMITRIOS 43 Greece
M 50-59 2:55:32 TSELIOS ATHANASIOS 51 Greece
M 60-69 3:20:17 ADAMS HERBERT 60 Germany
F 40-49 3:23:44 SOLAKI TRIANTAFYLLIA 42 Greece
F 50-59 3:45:49 VATIS DIANNE 54 Greece
F 60-69 5:38:56 GOUTSOU XRISOULA 67 Greece
Alexander the Great Marathon

This event is social, cultural, environmental, tourist and above all historical significance and it is the perfect representative of our city of our Macedonia and our country throughout the world.

The International Marathon is member of the International Marathons Association (AIMS) and it is included in the official and annual calendar.

Thessaloniki (520 km. north of Athens) is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the geographic region of Macedonia.

The Marathon race starts at the Central Square of the Municipality of Pella in front of the statue of the "Alexander the Great". The 10Km Road Race starts at the Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi. The 5Km Road Race starts at Central Ampelokipi Square.

A total of 16.800 runners, aged 9-85 years, flooded the streets of Thessaloniki and Macedonia, lived a unique experience, won the applause of many fans and sent a message of fitness and health, through an event that has also social, cultural, environmental, touristic and historic character. An event since 2006 displays throughout the world the name of Alexander the Great.

The Marathon route is of low difficulty. Its main characteristics are the small altitude fluctuations and the long straight street that make it ideal for great records. Some other characteristic features are its constant east direction, the long straight street and the limited inhabited areas which it crosses until almost the 30th kilometer.
The race starts from Pella, in front of the statue of Alexander the Great on horseback, hardly a km from the homonym archaeological site, and some 43 meters above sea-level. After the first km of downhill road, the athletes get onto the Thessaloniki-Edessa highway, following it for another 8 km, until they reach Chalkidona.

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