Yesterday morning, the Athens Half Marathon attracted approximately 12,000 participants.
The winner of the Athenian race was Greek champion Michalis Parmakis, who completed the run at 1 hour, 9 minutes and 55 seconds. The fastest female who took part in the Marathon was Magda Gazea, who finished in 1 hour, 22 minutes and 9 seconds. Thousands of athletes engaged in the three and five kilometer competitions.
The Athens Half Marathon also included a children with special needs race, with a 1,000 meter duration. The Athens Marathon will be held this November 9th; the route begins at Marathon and finishes at Panathenaic Stadium in Athens. Registration opened in March and is considered one of the world's best marathons.