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A modern athlos through the traces of a legend
Aethlios was the first king of Elis in ancient Olympia. He was the son of Zeus and Protogeinia. After Hercules, it is stated that Aethlios continues to protect the Races at Olympia.
From his name derive the words athlete, athlos … to define for ever the endeavour of man to surpass his natural powers.
OLYMPIAN RACE 2014
Starting on Friday, 16th May 2014 at 14:30, Ancient Stadium of Nemea
Finishing on Saturday, 17th May 2014, no later than 18:30, Ancient Stadium of Olympia
Total length of race 180km, 28hrs duration, non-stop.
Total length of race 180km,
62 Km Race
will take place alongside with Olympian Race and with
common start and route 62 Km race. The race will follow the route from
the Ancient stadium of Nemea to Levidi and will have a duration of 10 hours.