The Athens Half Marathon was held on Sunday amidst mild temperatures in Athens. Over 25,000 participants ran in the seventh annual edition of the half-marathon, co-organized by the Hellenic Amateur Athletic Association (SEGAS) and the City of Athens.
In the men’s race, Kostas Gelaouzos finished first with a time of 1:08:30, followed by Giorgos Tassis (1:09:23) and Christoforos Merousis (1:09:49).
In the women’s race, Eleftheria Petrolaki was the big winner with a time of 1:20:01, followed by Rania Rempouli (1:20:26) and Denise Dimaki (1:23:56).
Stealing the show, however, at Sunday’s event was 12-year old Glykeria Skagou, who finished third in the 5 kilometer race, which began at Syntagma Square in central Athens, with a time of 19:52.
At the other end of the spectrum, also stealing the show was 87-year old competitor Stelios Prassas, the holder of eight Panhellenic records, who ran the full 21.1 kilometer race in under three hours, finishing with a time of 2:54:34. Reportedly, Prassas plans to participate once again in next year’s race.
Full results are available here: http://athinahalfmarathon.gr/index.php/el/media-gr/185-results-gr.