1000m race for Athletes at Athens Marathon

Athenians gathered in glorious sunshine to cheer on Special Olympics Athletes competing in the 1000m race as part of the 30th Athens Marathon

270 Athletes Crossed the Finish Line

Family members, coaches and volunteers all cheered on the Special Olympics athletes

270 Special Olympics Hellas Athletes took part in a 1000m race as part of the 30th Athens Classic Marathon. Their coaches, family members and volunteers all celebrated the triumph of the human spirit at the finish line.

National Director Artemis Vassilikopoulou, fired the starting pistol to signal the start of this special 1000m race while President Joanna Despotopoulou together with the President of the National Athletics Federation, Mr. Kostas Panagopoulos, presented awards to the worthy winners.

Well Done To All

Well done to all Special Olympics athletes crossing the finishing line!

The total combined number of runners in the 30th Athens Classic Marathon including the 10km, 5km and 1000m exceeded 26,000. Athenians gathered in large numbers in glorious sunshine to applaud the Special Olympics runners and all the participants.