In 2010, the world Marathon movement celebrates the 2500th anniversary of the Marathon Battle (490 BC) and the legend of Pheidippides the Greek soldier-runner who ran from the village of Marathon to Athens bearing the message of victory to the Athenians. This legend provided the impetus for the establishment of the Marathon as an event during the first Modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896.
Hiroaki Chosa, President of AIMS (Association of International Marathons & Distance Races) commented: “2010 is an important year in the history of marathon running, marking the 2500th anniversary of the historical run from Marathon to Athens. AIMS is delighted to endorse the use of this logo amongst our 300 member races in 85 countries in order to acknowledge this great occasion.”
Prague is hosting three of the races!
27-03-2010: The Hervis Half Marathon of Prague
09-05-2010: The Volkswagen Marathon of Prague
11-09-2010: The Tesco Grand Prix Prague
Registrations can be made through: www.praguemarathon.com
After 2.500 years it is about time to run Prague