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Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest Greece: A Legacy of Cultural Enlightenment
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The Athens Classic Marathon, founded in 1982, the Athens Authentic Marathon attracts Greek runners as well as many international runners.

The finish line is located at the Panathenaic Stadium, where a crowd of 70,000 spectators once cheered Spiros Louis to victory and the 2004 Olympic Games marathoners. 

Its course approximates the run by Phidippedes in 490 BC and Spiros Louis in 1896.

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The Battle that Changed Human History

The First Marathon Run:  The History of Phidippides

The first two decades of the fifth century B.C. marked one of the great turning points in world history.  The powerful Persian Empire in 546 B.C. extended from Asia to Egypt to what is now Turkey.  This great empire built the first Suez Canal which linked the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea.

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