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The Alexander The Great Marathon (Greek: Μαραθώνιος Μέγας Αλέξανδρος) is an annual marathon race which is held between Pella and Thessaloniki, Greece, in Mid-April.

Alexander the Great Marathon
White Tower Thessaloniki 2009.jpg
The White Tower of Thessaloniki is near the finishing point of the race
DateMid-April
LocationPellaThessaloniki, Greece
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorbwin
Established2006
Course recordsMen's: 2:11:37 (2006)
Kenya Moses Arusei
Women's: 2:28:22 (2006)
Algeria Souad Aït Salem
Official siteAlexander the Great Marathon

First held in 2006, the race starts from Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great and capital of Ancient Macedonia, and finishes in Thessaloniki.[1] It is an AIMS-certified race[2] and its editions of 2010[3] and 2011[4] received IAAF Bronze Label Road Race status.

In addition to the marathon race, the day's events include popular fun runs over five and ten kilometres.[5] [6]

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Past winnersEdit

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
14th 2019   Michalis Parmakis (GRE) 2:33:21   Sonia Cekini-Boudouri (GRE) 2:48:13
13th 2018   Daniel Chebole (KEN) 2:16:04   Yunes Moraa (KEN) 2:45:19
12th 2017   Michalis Parmakis (GRE) 2:28:12   Sonia Cekini (ALB) 2:45:02
11th 2016   Albert Kibet (KEN) 2:17:41   Hellen Kimutai (KEN) 2:41:50
10th 2015   Gonfa Bonsa (ETH) 2:18:06   Zeritu Wakjira (ETH) 2:40:49
9th 2014   Victor Kiprono (KEN) 2:21:14   Magdaliní Gazéa (GRE) 2:47:04
8th 2013   Teklu Geto (ETH) 2:19:29   Magdaliní Gazéa (GRE) 2:41:46
7th 2012[7]   Teklu Geto (ETH) 2:18:44   Alina Nituleasa (ROM) 2:56:33
6th 2011[8]   Peter Biwott (KEN) 2:13:12   Sisay Measo (ETH) 2:40:41
5th 2010   Mehari Gebre (ETH) 2:15:11   Svitlana Stanko (UKR) 2:41:18
4th 2009   Dejeni Gussie (ETH) 2:12:28   Fate Tola (ETH) 2:36:54
3rd 2008   Ben Kipruto (KEN) 2:13:08   Elizabeth Chemweno (KEN) 2:35:04
2nd 2007   David Kosgei (KEN) 2:13:49   Elizabeth Chemweno (KEN) 2:36:04
1st 2006   Moses Arusei (KEN) 2:11:37   Souad Aït Salem (ALG) 2:28:22

StatisticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marathon. Alexander the Great Marathon. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  2. ^ AIMS Race Directory. AIMS (2010). Retrieved on 2019-04-03.
  3. ^ Baraki and Stanko prevail in Thessaloniki Marathon. IAAF (2010-04-18). Retrieved on 2019-04-03.
  4. ^ Biwott and Measo triumph in Thessaloniki. IAAF (2011-04-10). Retrieved on 2019-04-03.
  5. ^ 10Km Race . Alexander The Great Marathon. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  6. ^ 5Km Race . Alexander The Great Marathon. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  7. ^ April 2012 Results. AIMS. Retrieved on 2012-04-04.
  8. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2011-04-10). Biwott and Measo triumph in Thessaloniki. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.

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