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The Athens Marathon is legendary. Formerly known as the Athens Classic Marathon they have changed name in recent years to reflect the marathons legendary status. Athens is the birthplace of the Marathon race 2504 years ago. A legendary course it is a must for every marathon runner. The route is hilly and challenging – starts near the sea at marathon village and ends in the spectacular Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens. Panathinaikos Stadium was built entirely in white marble for the first modern Olympics in 1896. The marble stadium is located on the same spot where remains of an ancient stadium used for the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece were excavated. The marathon start is staggered from 9am until 9.34am. You have 8 hours to finish the race .The average temperatures for Athens early November are around 14 – 16°C (57 – 60°F). Taking place on the same day there is also a 10km and 5km
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