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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 Greek metropolis of Macedonia.
This International Marathon that symbolizes one of the most recognizable personalities of humanity, Alexander the Great, is not just a major and international sport event. It is a path in history, a path in ancient Greek culture, a path full of Greece.
The first International Marathon “Alexander the Great” was held on the 16th April 2006, and was the result of a vision of a great amount of people who represent athletic and cultural institutions all over Greece. MEAS TRITON of Thessaloniki, licensed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and under the auspices of SEGAS, HOC, the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, and with the cooperation of 52 bodies, institutional supporters, organizes the top sports event for Northern Greece.
This event is of social, cultural, environmental, tourist and above all historical significance and it is the perfect representative of Thessaloniki and Macedonia, as well as of Greece, throughout the world.