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Επιστροφή στο Forum : Athens Classic Marathon 2010



StivoZ.gr
28-10-10, 23:30
On Sunday 31.10, at 9pm will start the 28th Athens Classic Marathon (anniversary of 2500 years from the battle of Marathon). Over 12500 athletes will take part.
Jonathan Kipkorir (2'07"31) from Kenya, and Irina Permitina (2'26"51) from Russia, have the best performances over the competitors.

The Greek National Marathon Championship (and the world CISM championship too) will be held at the same time.
The winner of 2009 Dimitris Theodorakakos and the winner of 2008 and 2007 George Karavidas seems to be the best of the 165 mens. At the womens race, Tina Kefala will debute at the distance and will try to beat Magda Gazea ,Magda Karimalis, Deniz Demaki etc.
Races of 5km and 10km will be held too, at 9:30pm -both start&finish at Panathenaikon Stadium.

Zappeion - near Historic City Centre of Athens:
-Marathon Expo: Thu.28/10 1pm-8pm, Fr.29/10 9am-6pm, Sa.30/10 9am-6pm
-Marathon anniversary: open to public special event, Friday 29/10., 19:00.
Many greats athletes of the past such as Ron Hill, Rosa Mota, will be there

The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday at 10pm in the Tomb of Marathon

ioannis
01-11-10, 00:01
The "Athens Classic Marathon" completed with big smiles and great success. Around 12500 runners completed the Marathon run and the whole stadium applauded for them. The atmosphere was great and it was more like a fiesta rather than just a race. It was also a historical event, which was celebrating the 2500th anniversary of the battle of the Marathon. It is said that in 490BC a messenger named Phillipides ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory of Greeks over the Persian army, then collapsed and died. This was the precursor to the modern day Marathon.

Winner of the race was Raymond Bett from Kenya, second was Kipkorir and third Kimutai, athletes from Kenya too. At the fourth place,finished Szost from Poland, who was also winner of the World Military Championship. Bett dropped the last of his opponents, pre-race favourite, colleague Jonathon Kipkorir at 37k, and ran out the winner in 2:12:40, shaving two seconds from the two-year old race record of another compatriot, Paul Lekuraa.
“I didn’t expect to win,” said Bett,”but you never know. It was very hot and very tough, and there was a lot of competition. I say to God, thank you for giving me the strength.”

As far as the women's race, first was Rasa Drazdaukaite from Lithuania, who was also winner of the World Military Championship and at the 42nd general place. The 29-year-old went further and further ahead on a bright sunny morning, and shattered the race record by over two minutes, when she turned into the Panethenaiko, the atmospheric marble stadium built for the 1896 Olympics in Athens, and won in 2:31:06.
“I wanted to run Frankfurt again (also today), but the Army said I had to run here, and I’m glad now. I thought I had a chance of winning, but I’m so happy to win this special race, with all the history.”

Athens Marathon competition included also a 5km and 10km races with more than 5500 athletes participation. At the 10km race participated also the prime minister of Greece.

RESULTS

MEN

1 Raymond BETT KEN 2:12:40
2 Jonathon KIPKORIR KEN 2:14:05
3 Edwin KIMUTAI KEN 2:15:21
4 Henryk SZOST KEN 2:15:28
5 R GARDZIELEWSKI POL 2:15:45
6 Francesco BONA ITA 2:16:49
7 Robert MWANGI KEN 2:17:04
8 Michal KAZMAREK POL 2:17:19

1 MICHAIL PARMAKIS (ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΟΣ) 2:20:48
2 DIMITRIS THEODORAKAKOS (ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΟΣ ΣΦΠ) 2:21:44
3 KONSTANTINOS POULIOS (ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΙΚΟΣ) 2:25:19
4 GIORGOS KARAVIDAS (AEK) 2:25:40
5 DIMOS EVAGGELIDIS (ΟΚΑΚ) 2:25:50
6 GIANNIS MAGKRIOTELIS (ΓΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ ΒΕΝΙΙΖΕΛΟΥ) 2:29:09
7 THEODOROS ANAGNOSTOU (ΑΟ ΔΡΟΜΕΑΣ ΑΜΑΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ) 2:33:58
8 APOSTOLOS TSIANAKAS (CISM) 2:35:54
9 GIORGOS NIKOLAKOPOULOS (ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΟΣ) 2:36:29
10 MICHALIS AFORDAKOS (Γ.Σ. ΛΙΒΥΚΟΣ ΙΕΡΑΠΕΤΡΑΣ) 2:38:10
11 LAMPROS ZARAGKAS (CISM) 2:39:13
12 VASILIS ZAMPELIS (Ο.Α.Κ. ΑΙΓΙΝΑΣ) 2:39:13


WOMEN

1 Rasa DRAZDAUSKAITE LTU 2:31:06
2 Olga GLOK RUS 2:33:51
3 Svitlana STANKO UKR 2:38:59
4 Eri HAYAKAWA JPN 2:40:25
5 Konstantina KEFALA GRE 2:40:36
6 Irina MASHKANTSEVA RUS 2:41:04

1 KONSTANTINA KEFALA (AEK) 2:40:36
2 MAGDA KARIMALI (ΓΑΣ ΙΛΙΣΟΣ) 2:44:58
3 MAGDALINI GAZEA (ΑΓΕ ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΥ) 2:47:19
4 DIMITRA IORDANIDOU (ΓΑΣ ΚΟΥΦΑΛΙΩΝ) 2:54:47
5 PARASKEVI KATSAKIORI (CISM) 2:59:18
6 MARIA KALENTZI (ΓΑΣ ΙΛΙΣΟΣ) 3:09:08