Athens Marathon

Partnerunning in Athens

November 3, 2010

We love to hear stories from couples that have run together and succeeded in achieving their goals and had wonderful experiences. It was great to hear Mari-Mar and Michael Walton’s race story. Mari-Mar, our Travelling Fit host in Athens, has run many marathons and even though not at her peak fitness at the moment was […]

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Bags, Bags, Bags

November 2, 2010

When you finish a marathon, even in hot conditions it is not unusual to become chilled quickly. That is what happened to me and we were eager for a quick gear pick up from the baggage trucks for our walk back to the Electra Hotel and a hot shower. What met us at our gear […]

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A Magnificent Finish in Athens!

November 1, 2010

The Athens Marathon course is not particularly interesting. From the attractive area around the Marathon the road takes runners past several towns and through commercial and industrial areas that are not very memorable. The road surface is good as it was repaired for the 2004 Athens Olympics where it was the official marathon course. It […]

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The Athens Marathon- In the steps of Pheidippides.

October 31, 2010

It was off to the chartered buses in front of the Post Office as soon as we finished breakfast at the Hotel Electra. Daylight savings had finished in the early hours which meant we had an extra hours sleep. Was this good or bad? Good because we got an extra hour of sleep as the […]

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Touring the Athens Marathon Course

October 30, 2010

Certain marathons, often those with historical significance offer course tours to both discover more about the history of the event and the challenges that the route holds. With Comrades Marathon in South Africa it is a chance to listen to stories of years gone by, visit the Comrades Museum and prepare mentally and physically for […]

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Athens Marathon Expo

October 29, 2010

We received our race registration bags at the hotel as part of the Travelling Fit service, so if we hadn’t wanted to go to the race expo we wouldn’t need to. This was not the case, we LOVE marathon expos and have been known to spend hours in some of the big ones like Chicago […]

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