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Kenyan Lobuwan Wins 34th “Athens Marathon – The Authentic”

Luka Rotich Lobuwan

Luka Rotich Lobuwan

Athens Marathon 214Luka Rotich Lobuwan from Kenya ran to his victory on Sunday, November 13, in the 34th “Athens Marathon – Τhe Authentic”, finishing the original 42,195 km marathon distance in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 49 seconds. Kenyan athletes Benson Kipruto and Andrew Ben Kimtai came second and third with 2:13.24 and 2:13.26, respectively.

Among the Greek athletes, the best performance was given by Christoforos Merousis who crossed the finish line at the Panathenian Stadium with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 58 seconds (10th in the overall ranking).

Christoforos Merousis

Christoforos Merousis

In the women’s category, Kenyan Nancy Jebichi Arusei came first with a time of 2:38.13. Algerian Kenza Dahmani came in second with 2:38:28 and Greece’s Rania Rebouli came in third with 2.49.24.

Nancy Jebichi Arusei

Nancy Jebichi Arusei

Some 18,000 runners from 105 different countries ran in this year’s Athens marathon, which marked 120 years from the first contemporary marathon race and the start of the Modern Olympic Games.

athens_marathon_kids_dsc06959The 34th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” also included a 10km run and a 5km race on the main roads in Athens and ending at the Panathenaic Stadium. Moreover, special races were held for children and Special Olympics athletes.

The winner of the 10km run was Christos Boudoulis in the men’s category and Anastasia Karakatsani in the women’s category. Winners of the 5km race was Christos Kallias in the men’s category and Eleftheria Petroulaki in the women’s category.

According to the Hellenic Athletic Federation (SEGAS), all race events of the 34th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” attracted the record-breaking number of 50,000 runners.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication sponsor for the Athens Marathon – Τhe Authentic.

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