Greek and Turkish athletes hand over “golden” olive branch to Thessaloniki mayor Konstantinos Zervas

Greek and Turkish table tennis players handed over a “golden” olive branch to the mayor of Thessaloniki, Konstantinos Zerva. runners, the 16th International ALEXANDER THE GREAT Marathon will be held – bwin.

Mr. Zervas stated that with the start of the 16th International Marathon, Thessaloniki is entering a competitive routine. At the same time, he wished good luck to all the athletes who will choose to run tomorrow. The event this year chose the initiative of the Hellenic Table Tennis Federation (EFOEPA) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to run in the Alexandria Peace Race between the the planet.

Ten thousand runners ready to run the Marathon

Ten thousand runners are ready to run in the 16th International Marathon ALEXANDER THE GREAT – bwin which will take place tomorrow in Thessaloniki. The distribution of the last seats took place in booth 2 of the TIF. The global character of the event was captured through the participation of runners from 41 countries, even from distant places such as Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa and Venezuela.

Nikos Toulikas: The athlete with autism and marrow donor in the Marathon

The race program of the 16th International Marathon ALEXANDER THE GREAT – bwin includes the Marathon road (starting time: 08:00, starting point: Pella), as well as the Health Road 10,000 m. (Starting time 09:00, starting point: Municipal Stadium of Ampelokipi) and the Health Road 5,000m. (starting time: 13:00, starting point: Thessaloniki City Hall). At the same time, the 1,000m Road will be returned, returning after three years. Primary School Students, in collaboration with the “Child’s Smile”. All the roads of the racing program will have as a common end point the Statue of Alexander the Great, on the beach of Thessaloniki

A special message will be sent, through their effort, by runners who will compete accompanied by a sliding wheelchair, supporting with their participation the particularly important field of Social Responsibility of the two events. Nikos Toulikas, an athlete with mental retardation and autism, who has become a world champion in cross-country skiing and is a volunteer bone marrow donor, will participate for another year in the 5,000m Road. of the “History Marathon”.

Apart from mass participation, this year’s event is also characterized by the presence of important names of long distances:

The men’s marathon will be attended by, among others, renowned athletes such as last year’s winner Iason Ioannidis, Christoforos Merousis, Evangelos Malioglou and the Belgian Yousef Bouisan, while in the women present will be Demestiha Christina and Demestiha Christina.

In the 10,000m Road, Christos Papoulias, Dimos Magginas, Dimitris Tzefalis, Antonis Miliotis, Moroccan Yousef Hatiri, Irini Michala, Ismini Panagiotopoulou will give a fast pace claiming the victory. which has the largest participation, the distinction will be chased by runners such as Panagiotis Grammenos, Antonis Papadimitriou, Kyriakos Sahpekidis, the Cypriot Amir Rasulef, as well as Vasiliki Kallimogianni, Panagiota Toka and the Italian Clara Tse.

For another year, in fact, there will be separate trios of winners for each age category over 35 years (35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, etc.), by gender, on all roads of the racing program.

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