Felix Kandie sets new record at Sunday’s Authentic Marathon in Athens

About 35,000 people from all over the worlds participated in Sunday’s 32nd Authentic Marathon that took place in Athens, a…

About 35,000 people from all over the worlds participated in Sunday’s 32nd Authentic Marathon that took place in Athens, a new record according to the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS).

The big winner of the Marathon was Kenyan runner Felix Kandie, who in his first race in Athens completed the 42-kilometer race in 2:10:36, setting a new record. The previous record, of 2:10:55 was held by Italian runner Stefano Baldini from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

The fastest woman in the race was Naomi Maiyo from Kenya, who finished the race in 2:41:06 and came in 20th overall. The fastest Greek in the race was Christoforos Merousis, who finished 10th with a net time of 2:25:12. The complete results of Sunday’s race are available online.

The Ministry of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who participated in the 5Km race, commented that “the Authentic Marathon is a huge celebration for everyone and has a special place in the pantheon of Marathons”.

The Mayor of Athens Giorgos Kaminis commented that the race “is a huge celebration for Athens” while the District Governor of Attica Rena Dourou dubbed the Marathon a “race for life and History”.

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