Archaeological Council again allows Marathon opening ceremony

3 November 2015
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Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (CAC) on Tuesday gave its blessing to plans for an opening ceremony for the 33rd Athens Authentic Marathon on the ancient battlefield, within the archaeological site containing the Burial Mound of the Athenians.

The ceremony, organised by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) and Marathon Municipality, will be held at 16:30 in the afternoon on November 7 and will be covered by Greek state television. The CAC once again gave approval for holding the opening ceremony on the site, where it has been held every year since 2007.

The flame-lighting ceremony for the 2015 race has been choreographed by the director Fokas Evangelinos, with original music composed by Angelos Triantafyllou.

According to race organisers, applications by foreign participants in the race had increased 35 pct compared with last year, with 16,000 foreign nationals taking part, while a total of 44,000 runners had registered in the race.

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