Spartathlon 2023: Athens-Corinth highway to be affected by the race on Saturday
Πηγή Φωτογραφίας: Eurokinissi (Αρχείου)
Traffic changes will be introduced on Saturday at the Athens-Corinth national highway because of the ‘Spartathlon 2023’ race.
In most areas, a narrow 1.5-metre lane will be reserved for runners on the right side of the road heading to Corinth. The areas affected are between Athinon Avenue and the Refineries, Elefsina Shipyards and Megara. Restrictions will be in place from at least 07:00 to 12:00 at the latest.
A narrow lane of 1.5 meters will also be reserved for runners on a section of the old Athens-Corinth national road, from the Elefsina Shipyards to the Megara junction, in both directions, from 07:30 to 13:30.
Trucks over 3.5 tons will be only allowed on the new Athens-Corinth national highway.
SPARTATHLON is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is one of the most difficult and satisfying ultra-distance races in the world because of its unique history and background.
The Spartathlon revives the footsteps of Pheidippides, an ancient Athenian long distance runner, who in 490 BC, before the battle of Marathon, was sent to Sparta to seek help in the war between the Greeks and the Persians.
According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, Pheidippides arrived in Sparta the day after his departure from Athens. From 1984 the International Association “Spartathlon” was founded, which since then has continuously organized the race each September.