More than 10,000 runners lighten up Athens Half Marathon

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Athens, May 4 (IANS) More than 10,000 runners from Greece and abroad ran in different categories of the 4th Athens Half Marathon here.

According to the Hellenic Athletics Federation and the Municipality of Athens, co-organisers of the annual event from 2012, more than 4,000 runners competed this year’s half marathon event while more than 8,000 people ran the 5-km and 3-km road races, reports Xinhua.

Michalis Parmakis won the 21-km long half marathon with a timing of 1 hour 11 minutes and 58 seconds. He was followed by Georgios Menis with 1:12:36. Giorgos Karavidas was third with 1:12:58.

In the 5-km and 3-km road races, the winners were Christos Kallias and Jorgo Mino with 15:35 and 8:35 respectively.

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