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Athens Marathon Gets New Name, Enters New Era

The Athens Classic Marathon has entered a new era and aims for the top, among all major sport and tourism events worldwide, organizer Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) has informed.

Registration Opens For 2014 Athens Half Marathon

The Hellenic Athletics Federation has announced that registration for the races of the 3rd Athens Half Marathon to be held on 4 May 2014 has opened!

Athens Classic Marathon Moves Up In World Rankings Based On Number Of Finishers

The Athens Classic Marathon held last November in the Greek capital, moved up 19 places in the 2013 global rankings in regards to the number of marathon finishers for 2013.

Athens Classic Marathon 2013

The start point of the 42,195 km race-course is the town of Marathónas, with its finishing point being the horseshoe-shaped Panathenaic Stadium, the beautiful marble stadium in which the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.
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Athens Classic Marathon: Records, Innovations, International Glamour, Significant Changes

The Athens Classic Marathon enters dynamically in the 4th decade since the revival of the Authentic Course, with a record number of entries. This year, the marathon includes records, innovations, international glamour and significant changes.
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Athens To Host “Best Marathon Runner of the Year” Award Gala

Athens - the birthplace of the marathon race - is getting ready to host a major new international event this November on the sidelines of this year's Athens Classic Marathon.
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2nd Athens Half Marathon: Registration Open!

Registration for the 2nd Athens Half Marathon to be held on 31 March 2013 is now open! The running event will start in front of Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament and finish at Zappeion Megaro.

AIMS Opens Headquarters In Athens

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos (far right) looks on as the president of the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races’ (AIMS), Paco Borao, cuts the ribbon at the new headquarters of AIMS located in the building of the OAKA Olympic Outdoor Aquatics...

Athens’ Hotels See Improved Figures For October

Hotel occupancy in October 2010 may have dropped 4.4 percent, compared with the same month in 2009, but it was considered an improve­ment as in September 2010 the hotel room occupancy rate was down 9.2 percent, according to the Athens-Attica Hotel Association.

Athens’ Hotels See Low Revenue In 2010

Athenian hoteliers saw a 6.7 percent drop in hotel occupancy this past September, along with a 9.2 percent decrease in the revenue per available room in five-, four- and three-star hotels, President of the Athens-Attica Hotel Association Yiannis Retsos said last month during his...