Alexander the Great Marathon

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Alexander the Great Marathon
White Tower Thessaloniki 2009.jpg
The White Tower of Thessaloniki is near the finishing point of the race
Date Mid-April
Location PellaThessaloniki, Greece
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 2006
Official site Alexander The Great Marathon

The Alexander The Great Marathon (Greek: Μαραθώνιος Μέγας Αλέξανδρος) is an annual marathon race which is held between Pella and Thessaloniki, Greece, in Mid-April.

First held in 2006, the race starts from Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great and capital of Ancient Macedonia, and finishes in Thessaloniki.[1] It received IAAF Bronze Label Road Race status in 2010,[2] and it is an AIMS-certified race.[3] In addition to the marathon race, the day's events include popular fun runs over five and ten kilometres.[4] [5]

Past winners[edit]

Key:       Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
10th 2015  Gonfa Bonsa (ETH) 2:18:06  Zeritu Wakjira (ETH) 2:40:49
9th 2014  Victor Kiprono (KEN) 2:21:14  Magdaliní Gazéa (GRE) 2:47:04
8th 2013  Teklu Geto (ETH) 2:19:29  Magdaliní Gazéa (GRE) 2:41:46
7th 2012[6]  Teklu Geto (ETH) 2:18:44  Alina Nituleasa (ROM) 2:56:33
6th 2011[7]  Peter Biwott (KEN) 2:13:12  Sisay Measo (ETH) 2:40:41
5th 2010  Mehari Gebre (ETH) 2:15:11  Svitlana Stanko (UKR) 2:41:18
4th 2009  Dejeni Gussie (ETH) 2:12:28  Fate Tola (ETH) 2:36:54
3rd 2008  Ben Chebet Kipruto (KEN) 2:13:08  Elizabeth Chemweno (KEN) 2:35:04
2nd 2007  David Kosgei (KEN) 2:13:49  Elizabeth Chemweno (KEN) 2:36:04
1st 2006  Moses Arusei (KEN) 2:11:37  Souad Aït Salem (ALG) 2:28:22


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marathon. Alexander the Great Marathon. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  2. ^ Baraki and Stanko prevail in Thessaloniki Marathon. IAAF (2010-04-18). Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  3. ^ AIMS Race Directory. AIMS (2010). Retrieved on 2010-04-29.
  4. ^ 10Km Race . Alexander The Great Marathon. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  5. ^ 5Km Race . Alexander The Great Marathon. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  6. ^ April 2012 Results. AIMS. Retrieved on 2012-04-04.
  7. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2011-04-10). Biwott and Measo triumph in Thessaloniki. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-04-14.

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