Athens Authentic Marathon, a photo essay
It might have been a different race – but the glorious spirit of the Marathon lives on! Photographer Nikos Karanikolas’ compelling images capture the passion, drama and essence of the famed 26.2-mile Athens Marathon, that traces the original route run by Pheidippides from Marathon to Athens. Intimate, fascinating portraits of runners from all walks of life, from seasoned athletes and amateurs, nonagenarians to Paralympians, their emotions etched on their faces – is all the proof you need of the indomitable human spirit. An inspiring journey for those you haven’t ticked it off their bucket lists yet!