Greece’s leading racing event was unaffected by the heavy rainfall, offering another year of persistence, determination, exhaustion, support and unity – with only winners and no losers.
42-year-old Kenyan athlete, John Kipkorir Komen, secured the victory of the 42,195m race.
He completed the race in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 34 seconds, beating 17-year-old, Felician Mouhitira of Rwanda, by 9 seconds.
Greek athlete, Kostas Gelaouzos, finished in 3rd place, with the second best Greek time in history, at 2 hours, 19 minutes and 2 seconds.
In the women’s marathon, Eleftheria Petroulaki finihsed first at 2 hours, 45 minutes and 49 seconds.
The Athens Marathon attracts people from all over the world, of all different capabilities.
This year, a 32-year-old South Korean man, who is blind, was able to participate in the race with the help of visual impairment assistance.