Greek runner Christoforos Merousis wins the Athens Authentic Marathon

This year’s “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” was concluded yesterday morning, with Greek runner Christofors Merousis being the great men’s winner. Merousis went into the lead within the first few kilometres from the start in the town of Marathon, while he ran to victory in the Kalimarmaron Stadium in Athens, stopping the finish line clock at 2:21:22. The next two men across the line were also from the host nation: Dimitros Theodorakakos finished second in 2:27:03 and Dimosthenis Evangelidis was third in 2:27:28.

The fastest woman was Japanese Minori Hayakari with 2:52:06.

A record number of 16,000 runners where at  the start line of the classic race at the very source of the event’s inspiration, the coastal town of Marathonas (up by  25% compared to 2014). SEGAS, the Greek Athletics Federation, recorded a total of 43,000 entries for the marathon route and the shorter distance events, held on the same day.

SOURCE: Athens Marathon-The Authentic