The biggest event of the year is almost
here…Everything is ready for the 13th Olympus Marathon.
The countdown for the realization of the 13th
Olympus Marathon has begun. The top international race of mountain running, 44
km long and 3200 positive altitude in Greece will take place in Olympus, the
mountain of gods, on the 26 of June 2016 and it is ready to welcome 790
athletes, a record number of participants.
At the start-point of the Olympus Marathon 2016, which
in the 13 years of its organization it has won the love of the mountain-running
friends worldwide, 92 foreign athletes from 24 countries are aspiring to stand.
Once more, the country with the greatest number of participants is Romania (with
34 participants ).
Among the participants of the Olympus Marathon 2016
there are: the holder of the race record and three times race-winner , Spanish
Hernandez Gispert Jessed and the Greek champion Dimitris Theodorakakos, twice the
Top and established athletes-runners in the area of
mountain running in Greece such as :
Jachek Bogots, Dialektos Giorgos, Nikos Kalofiris,
Haris Kalamboukas, Aris Tsipis, Stavros Stefanis, Platonas Aronis.
A lot of elite foreign athletes such as: Swiss Philipp
Brugger, Norwegian Amdahl Sondre, Ethiopian Woldogeiorgis Eyob and many more
who we expect to compete and do their best.
The officially invited athlete in this year`s event is
American champion Stevie Kremer. In the women’s participations the names of the
top athletes stand out: Kazimirova Xenia, Tsekoska Katarzina-Anna, Lora
Repsenko, Christina Kozareva. Worth mentioning is the participation of Irena
Maliborska-Kiriakou, winner of the 1st Olympus Marathon, who will
stand for the 13th time at the start-point of the race. In this race it is expected for
the winner of the Winter Enipeas 2015 Glikeria Giagia to stand out.