A creaking calendar of events
Athens is a city that rarely sleeps. Each month of the year, there’s something happening somewhere – a festival, a show or an exhibition – and often at the same time.
TNT was in town for the Athens marathon – aka the mother of all marathons, whose finish line is in Athens’ magnificent Olympic Stadium (the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games).
According to legend, the race covers the same ground that the Athenian messen-ger Pheidippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon 2,500 years ago. All of which means that when you run the Athens Marathon, you run in the very footsteps of the ancient gods and heroes that gave birth to western civilisation.