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The International Multi Terrain Marathon on Alonissos Greece: The first international Multi Terrain Marathon conducted in Alonissos took place on Saturday, 27th May 2005. It has one of the most spectacular courses in the world that runs through unique and diverse terrains like the footpaths, beaches, woods and virgin places. The start of the marathon took place at 9 in the morning on the 27th of May at the port of Alonissos.
The marathon on Alonissos was organized with the support of the local municipality by the organization Hellas Sports from Larissa. The organizers, through the development of healthy sports like athletics, especially running, aim at creating awareness about environmental issues. They also look forward to encouraging a more sensitive and positive movement regarding environmental concerns.
Over fifty athletes from Greece and Europe participated in the first running event organized there. Many well-known marathon runners and hyper-marathon runners who had participated in the Olympic Games and the international meetings also took part in this marathon.
Track and field champions and middle and long distance athletes also joined the marathon. The 2005 international Multi Terrain Marathon that took place on the island of Alonissos was a novel and unique experience for all the participants.