1 Updates

Kenyan Kipkogei wins 31st Athens Classic Marathon

Nov 10 2013, 8:44am CST | by IANS

Athens, Nov 10 (IANS) Kenyan runner Yego Hillary Kipkogei won the 31st Athens Classic Marathon here Sunday amidst a festive atmosphere across the authentic course.

Athens, Nov 10 — Kenyan runner Yego Hillary Kipkogei won the 31st Athens Classic Marathon here Sunday amidst a festive atmosphere across the authentic course. Kipkogei crossed the finish line at the...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

23 weeks ago

Kenyan Kipkogei wins 31st Athens Classic Marathon

Nov 10 2013, 8:44am CST | by IANS

Athens, Nov 10 (IANS) Kenyan runner Yego Hillary Kipkogei won the 31st Athens Classic Marathon here Sunday amidst a festive atmosphere across the authentic course.

Athens, Nov 10 — Kenyan runner Yego Hillary Kipkogei won the 31st Athens Classic Marathon here Sunday amidst a festive atmosphere across the authentic course.

Kipkogei crossed the finish line at the Panathinaic Stadium in Athens with a time of two hours, 13 minutes and 50 seconds, reports Xinhua.

The 42-km distance from Marathon was first run by legendary Athenian soldier Pheidippides 2,500 years ago.

Kipkogei did not beat the record held by Italian Stephano Baldini since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games (2:10:55), but improved his personal best.

"Athens is my lucky city," he said inside the marble venue of the first modern Olympics under the warm applause of thousands of spectators.

Kipkogei's compatriots Kimeli Dicson (2:14:40) and Rutoh David Kipkorir (2:14:47) ranked second and third.

Kenyan Rotich Otich Nancy Joan (2:41:38) won the women's Marathon, followed by Ukrainian Stanko Svitlana (2:42:03) in the second place and Greek athlete Magda Gazea (2:46:07) in the third.

Greek Sports Federation (SEGAS) President Kostas Panagopoulos said that although Kipkogei did not break the record, there is still much to celebrate - the most important record of participation was broken.

Approximately 31,000 runners from more than 100 countries and regions, took part in this year's event, creating an amazing image of recession-hit Athens.

"They sent a message of hope to the world," Athens Mayor Yorgos Kaminis said.

The Athens Classic Marathon Race originates from the historic battle between Greeks and invading Persian forces 2,500 years ago in Marathon.

According to legend, Pheidippides ran from the battlefield to Athens to announce the Greeks' victory and died of exhaustion.

Ever since his name was connected to a feat which has inspired modern Marathons worldwide.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Delhi Daredevils Goes Quikr
Delhi Daredevils unveils new Jersey.
 
 
American Gymnast Opens New Location
American Gymnast expands operations up the east coast, names experienced manager for new location.
 
 
Lily Yip Table Tennis Center Rejoins “We Are Butterfly” Club Program
Wilson, NC, April 23, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Lily Yip Table Tennis Center (LYTTC) in Dunellen, New Jersey, has rejoined the “We are Butterfly” Club Program. As part of the program, Butterfly table tennis...
 
 
NHL: Canadiens Sweep TB Lightning with 4-3 Win in Game 4
NHL: Canadiens Sweep TB Lightning with 4-3 Win in Game 4
The Montreal Canadiens swept their first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 4-3 victory on April 22 on a power-play goal from Max Pacioretty.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

First Week of GRMN June 21st Options Trading
Investors in Garmin Ltd. (NASD: GRMN) saw new options become available this week, for the June 21st expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the GRMN options chain for the new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of CHTR December 20th Options Trading
Investors in Charter Communications Inc (NASD: CHTR) saw new options begin trading this week, for the December 20th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of December 20th Options Trading For Viacom (VIAB)
Investors in Viacom Inc (NASD: VIAB) saw new options begin trading this week, for the December 20th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of LINTA June 21st Options Trading
Investors in Liberty Interactive Corp – Interactive Com Ser A (NASD: LINTA) saw new options begin trading this week, for the June 21st expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Could DueDil's Latest API Update Make CRM Systems More Reliable?
The leading British CRM startup, DueDil has released the third update to their API in 12 months, which includes a brand new advanced search capability designed to take the hassle and time out of maintaining the existing...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Should I Gift Money To My Children Now Or Later?
Your financial legacy is a reward for a lifetime of hard work and financial success. Many affluent Americans want to give their children money, but aren’t sure about whether to make a living gift or leave money in their...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of ARCP June 21st Options Trading
Investors in American Realty Capital Properties Inc (NASD: ARCP) saw new options become available this week, for the June 21st expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the ARCP...
Read more on Business Balla
 
International Game Technology is Oversold
The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics —...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Social Security At Age 62? Why Delaying Your Benefits May Not Pay Off
The following is a guest post by Scott T. Hanson, CFP, a financial advisor with Hanson McClain Advisors in Sacramento, Calif.  What if I told you to start take your social security benefits as early as possible? That...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Home Sales Drop 14.5% In March, Underlining A Slowing Housing Market
Sales of newly-constructed homes fell by 14.5% in March, a significant drop underscoring that the housing market is indeed slowing down. New single-family homes sold at an annual pace of 384,000 (seasonally adjusted)...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla