Athens Classic Marathon

Athens GRE

Website: www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr

Race Winners (32 runnings)
09 Nov 2014 2:10:37 Felix Kipchirchir Kandie (KEN) (nc) 2:41:06 Naomi Chepkosgei Maiyo (KEN) (nc)
10 Nov 2013 2:13:51 Hilary Kipkosgei Yego (KEN) (nc) 2:41:32 Nancy-Joan Rotich (KEN) (nc)
11 Nov 2012 2:11:35 Raymond Kimutai Bett-2 (nc) 2:40:00 Consalater Yada Chemutai (KEN) (nc)
13 Nov 2011 2:11:40 Abdelkrim Boubker (MAR) (nc)

2:35:25

Elfnesh Melaku Yado (ETH) (nc)
31 Oct 2010 2:12:40

Raymond Kimutai Bett (KEN) (nc)

2:31:06

Rasa Drazdauskaite (LTU) (nc)
08 Nov 2009 2:13:44 Josphat Kipkurui Ngetich (KEN) (nc)

2:39:56

Akemi Ozaki (JPN) (nc)
09 Nov 2008 2:12:42 Paul Nicholas Lekuraa (KEN) (nc)

2:36:58

Mai Tagami (JPN) (nc)

04 Nov 2007

2:14:40

Benjamin Kiprotich (KEN) (nc)

2:33:19

Svetlana Ponomarenko (RUS) (nc)

05 Nov 2006

2:17:46

Henry Tarus (KEN) (nc)

2:40:45

Chikako Ogushi (JPN) (nc)

06 Nov 2005

2:16:05

James Saina (KEN) (nc)

2:38:39

Sisay Measo (ETH) (nc)

07 Nov 2004

2:15:28

Frederick Cherono (KEN) (nc)

2:41:11

Alemu Zinash (ETH) (nc)

02 Nov 2003

2:16:59

Zebedayo Bayo (TAN) (nc)

2:43:18

Nadezhda Wijenberg (NED) (nc)

03 Nov 2002

2:18:20

Mark Saina (KEN) (nc)

2:37:29

Sonja Oberem-2 (nc)

04 Nov 2001

2:19:26

Noah Bor (KEN) (nc)

2:36:15

Sonja Oberem (GER) (nc)

05 Nov 2000

2:20:50

Nikolaos Pollias-4 (nc)

2:53:00

Georgia Abatzidou (GRE) (nc)

17 Oct 1999

2:18:35

Masato Yonehara (JPN) (nc)

2:46:46

Tamaki Okuno (JPN) (nc)

01 Nov 1998

2:18:38

Nikolaos Pollias-3

2:50:52

Joy Smith (USA)

26 Oct 1997

2:31:47

Gerasimos Kokotos (GRE)

2:54:43

Melissa Hurta (USA)

20 Oct 1996

2:33:15

Nikitas Markakis (GRE)

2:56:42

Panagiota Petropoulou-2

05 Nov 1995

2:27:27

Nikolaos Pollias-2 (nc)

2:59:45

Panagiota Nikolakopoulou (GRE) (nc)

30 Oct 1994

2:35:00

Christos Dumas-2

3:21:32

Kleri Stavropoulou (GRE)

24 Oct 1993

2:28:12

Nikolaos Pollias (GRE) (nc)

3:15:56

Panagiota Petropoulou (GRE) (nc)

18 Oct 1992

2:31:15

Christos Dumas (GRE)

3:05:24

Reiko Hirosawa (JPN)

13 Oct 1991

2:28:18

Theodoros Fotopoulos (GRE) (nc)

2:59:29

Sofia Sotiriadou (GRE) (nc)

21 Oct 1990

2:26:33

Johan-Olof Engholm (SWE) (nc)

2:59:15

Prudence Taylor (NZL) (nc)

22 Oct 1989

2:23:19

Jan vanRitjhoven (NED)

2:37:42

Leslie Lewis (USA)

23 Oct 1988

2:17:33

Fedor Ryzhov (RUS)

2:50:59

Magdalena Poulimeniu (GRE)

11 Oct 1987

2:25:14

Kevin Flanegan (RSA)

2:43:37

Irina Bogacheva (KGZ)

13 Oct 1986

2:27:22

Jos vanderWater (BEL)

3:06:58

Signe Ward (NOR)

13 Oct 1985

2:26:20

Michael Hill (SWE)

3:04:30

Eryl Davies (WAL)

14 Oct 1984

2:28:53

Leon Swanepoel (RSA)

2:58:30

Barbara Balzer (USA)

08 Oct 1983

2:28:18

Theofanis Tsimingatos (GRE)

3:35:52

Metaxia Bertzelea (GRE)
Notes: The inaugural year was 1983. This race has been run from Marathon to Athens for all years.  For
1983, this race was known as the Lambrakis Peace marathon and started at 8:30 am (the Athens Popular marathon started at 10:30 am, see below). 

(nc) => Greek championships

2014 Christoforos Merousis was the Greek champion (10th place, 2:25:15)
2014 Sofia Riga was the Greek champion (6th place, 2:45:38)
2013 Christoforos Merousis was the Greek champion (9th place, 2:23:59)
2013 Magdalini Gazea was the Greek champion (3rd place, 2:46:04)
2012 Michail Parmakis was the Greek champion (9th place, 2:21:56)
2012 Magdalini Gazea was the Greek champion (5th place, 2:44:42)
2011 Dimitrios Theodorokakos was the Greek champion (7th place, 2:24:10)
2011 Sofia Riga was the Greek champion (5th place, 2:45:43)
2010 Michail Parmakis was the Greek champion (15th place, 2:20:48)
2010 Konstadina Kefala was the Greek champion (5th place, 2:40:36)
2009 Dimitrios Theodorokakos was the Greek champion (12th place, 2:26:27)
2009 Georgía Ampatzídou was the Greek champion (5th place, 2:44:23)
2008 Georgios Karavidas was the Greek champion (12th place, 2:22:18)
2008 Georgía Ampatzídou was the Greek champion (3rd place, 2:40:53)
2007 Georgios Karavidas was the Greek champion (10th place, 2:23:51)
2007 Magdalini Gazea was the Greek champion (3rd place, 2:41:31)
2006 Ioannis Kanellopoulos was the Greek champion (7th place, 2:24:23)
2006 Elendi Donta was the Greek champion (5th place, 2:44:47)
2005 Gerasimos Kokotos was the Greek champion (7th place, 2:24:52)
2005 Georgía Ambatzídou was the Greek champion (3rd place, 2:42:50)
2004 Konstantinos Gougousis was the Greek champion (15th place, 2:27:05)
2004 Georgía Abatzídou was the Greek champion (5th place, 2:45:27)
2003 Nikolaos Pollias was the Greek champion (8th place, 2:23:16)
2003 Georgía Abatzídou was the Greek champion (2nd place, 2:46:47)
2002 Vasílios Zabélis was the Greek champion (6th place, 2:20:38)
2002 Georgía Abatzídou was the Greek champion (2nd place, 2:47:22)
2001 Nikolaos Pollias was the Greek champion (7th place, 2:23:58)
2001 Georgía Abatzídou was the Greek champion (4th place, 2:48:37)
2000 Vasilikí Sikopéti was the Greek champion (3rd place, 3:04:04)
1999 Nikolaos Pollias was the Greek champion (2nd place, 2:18:38)
1999 Panayota Nikolakopoulou was the Greek champion (3rd place, 3:09:13)
1990 Geórgios Málliaris was the Greek champion (place unknown, 2:29:53)
1990 Sofía Sotiriádou was the Greek champion (place unknown, 3:04:21)

Most Wins (1976/date)

Men

4

Nikolaos Pollias (GRE) 1993,1995,1998,2000

Women

2

Panagiota Petropoulou (GRE) 1993,1995
. Sonja Oberem (GER) 2001-02


Prize Money
(ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women      Total
2014    $29,270    $18,185    $47,455
....    
2011     30,395     29,705     60,100
2010     38,435     36,970     75,405
2009     35,625     31,170     66,795
2008     41,880     33,965     75,845
....    
2005     24,740     24,740     49,480
2004     27,175     27,175     54,350
2003     24,025     17,160     41,185
2002     20,685     19,700     40,385
2001     15,500     15,500     31,000
Sums   $287,730   $254,270   $542,000

Race Time Bias

Year     Men   Women
2010    +4.1     n/c
....    
2007     n/c    +9.0
....    
2003    +5.5     n/c
2002    +5.6     n/c
Avgs    +5.1    +9.0

Competitive Level (1990 to date)

Year     Men   Women
2014     303      14
2013     245     n/c
2012     323     196
2011     115     n/c
2010     407     387
2009     275     240
2008     251     n/c
2007     117     163
2006     145     186
2005     174      17
2004     265     115
2003     363     n/c
2002     387     n/c
2001     233     n/c

Quality Performances

Men
<2:11       1
<2:12       3
<2:13      10
<2:14      14
<2:15      22
<2:16      30
<2:17      45
<2:18      63
<2:19      79
<2:20      93

Women
<2:32       1
<2:34       3
<2:36       5
<2:38       9
<2:40      12
<2:42      39
<2:44      49
<2:46      63
<2:48      78
<2:50      88
Athens Popular Marathon
Race Winners (12 runnings)

08 Oct 1983

2:25:34

Martin McCarthy (ENG)

3:20:33

Hanne Jensen (DEN)

15 Oct 1982

2:27:29

Rick Callison (OH/USA)

3:07:41

Ella Grimm (DEN)

20 Oct 1981

2:32:50

Yiannis Kouros (GRE)

3:16:00

Britta Sorensen (DEN)

11 Oct 1980

2:34:32

Jean-Paul Didim (FRA)

3:17:07

Arlene Volmer (USA)

06 Oct 1979

2:31:21

Richard Belk (ENG)

3:34:21

Gaby Birrer (SUI)

09 Oct 1978

2:27:22

Danny Flynn (AUS)

4:47:00 

Alexandra Fili (GRE)

17 Oct 1977

2:14:40.8

Kebede Balcha (ETH)

3:05:53

Christina (Hildesson) Johansson (SWE)

20 Oct 1976

2:33:50

Edgar Friedli (SUI)

3:35:45

Melissa Hendriksen (USA)

18 Oct 1975

2:35:39

Teofanis Tsimingatos-2

3:16:13

Corrie Konings (NED)

19 Oct 1974

2:29:31

Teofanis Tsimingatos (GRE)

3:55:56

Eva-Maria Westphal (56,GER)
20 Oct 1973

2:32:26

Jouko Kuha (FIN)  
30 Oct 1972

2:26:26.2

Ioannis Virvilis (GRE)
Notes: The inaugural year was 1972. This race was run from Marathon to Athens for all years.  For 1972-78, this race was known as the Athens Popular Marathon and was organized by the Greek federation (SEGAS).  For 1979 thru 1983, the race was organized by Mondial Tours under contract with SEGAS.  The 1983 race was held on the same day as the 1983 Lambrakis Peace marathon, starting at 10:30 am while the Lambrakis Peace Marathon started at 8:30 am.   It is reported that more than 100 runners started before the official start in the 1978 race.

Most Wins (1972-1983)

Men

2

Teofanis Tsimingatos (GRE) 1974-75

Women
No woman won more than once

Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)
No prize money was awarded at this race.

Competitive Level (1990 to date)
Competitive levels were not calculated prior to 1990.

Quality Performances

Men
<2:15       2
<2:16       2
<2:17       2
<2:18       2
<2:19       3
<2:20       3

Women
no women under 2:50

Last Updated on 11 Nov 2014

Contributors: Andy Milroy, Malcolm Heyworth, Martin Rix, Juraj Gasparovic (12), Paul Michiels (4), Franco Civai (17), Mick McGeoch (1), Klaas Loonstra (24), Paul Michiels (1), Yiannis Mamouzelos (20), Iraklis Athanassopoulos (7)