64 days left for the 28th Athens Classic Marathon, the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.
At 490 bc the runner soldier ran from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory of the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon and once he made it, died whispering “have won”.
To commemorate the feat of this soldier and the legend that was the reason for the Marathon, the Athletics Federation (SEGAS) is organizing for the celebration of the 2500 year from the Battle of Marathon the the 28th Athens Classic Marathon which will take place on October 31, 2010.
Besides the Marathon and the other Road Races of the 28th Athens Classic Marathon, where participation is expected to surpass all expectations,
the anniversary of 2,500 years since the Battle of Marathon was the reason for conducting in Athens of the 18th World Congress of Marathon Roads, which will be held on 28-30 October 2010, concurrently with the 4th Marathon Symposium AIMS-IAAF.
To commemorate the anniversary of the 2,500 th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, the Athletics Federation is already planning a major event, open to the public two days before the race in 2010, which is a real journey through 2500 years in time and history, a tribute to past and a vision ahead to today and the future of Marathon Movement.