Athens Marathon Run Museum

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Location: Marathon
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The Marathon Run Museum is located in the town of Marathon, in the northeastern region of Attica, the place where the marathon race was born. It is small but includes more than 3,100 rare exhibits that present the modern history of the Marathon Race from 1896 until this day.

The vast collection includes valuable exhibits such as the medal and other personal items owned by the first Olympic Marathon Road Race winner, Spyros Louis, cups and bric-a-brac of Stelios Kyriakides, the winner of the International Marathon Race of Boston 1946, and many more.

The museum has two buildings; the first includes a noteworthy collection of rare items related to the Olympic Marathon and the second presents elements of the Marathon all over the world, like the equipment or women’s presence in the Marathon.

The Marathon Run Museum is open from Tuesday to Friday between 09:00 to 15:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 14:00.

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