WORLD MARATHON TOUR: GREECE

2009 ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON, GREECE: 4:43:35 (2009-11-08)

2010 ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON, GREECE: 3:12:50 (2010-10-31)

2015 ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON, GREECE: 4:29:23 (2015-11-08)

2016 OLYMPIA MARATHON, GREECE: 4:10:38 (2016-03-27)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735857073236297

Race report Athens Classic Marathon:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/athens-classic-marathon-greece-2010-10-31/

Race report Olympia Marathon:
http://www.runnersworld.se/blogs/andersforselius/olympia-olympia-4-olympia-marathon.htm

GREECE

Capital: Athens (664,000)

Population: 11,3 million

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Famous people from Greece:

Herodotos (father of history), Spiridon Louis (Olympic marathon champion), Mikis Theodorakis (composer), Socrates (philosopher), Achilles (warrior, Greek mythology)

Fun facts about Greece:

No one in Greece can choose to not vote. Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older.

The world’s third leading producer of olives, the Greeks have cultivated olive trees since ancient times. Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century are still producing olives.

According to Greek mythology, Athena and Poseidon agreed that whoever gave the city the best gift would become guardian over the city. Though Poseidon gave the gift of water, Athena’s gift of an olive tree was deemed by the other gods to be more valuable.

Greece has zero navigable rivers because of the mountainous terrain. Nearly 80% of Greece is mountainous.

The first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C. The first Olympic champion was a Greek cook named Coroebus who won the sprint race.

More facts:

http://facts.randomhistory.com/interesting-facts-about-greece.html

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g189400-Athens_Attica-Vacations.html