Intralot ran at the 31st Athens Classic Marathon

Each year, more than 600 Marathon events are taking place internationally, each with its own unique features and attractions. The Athens Classic Marathon stands out for its historic value, being the only one that follows the original route that Pheidippides followed to announce – with his last breath – the victory of the Greeks against the Persians during the Marathon Battle in 490 BC.

Intralot participated at the 31st Athens Classic Marathon, which took place last Sunday, November 10. The event was the most successful yet, with an unprecedented participation of 31,000 athletes, many world class runners and an impressive number of spectators all across the course. Apart from the main event, there were also a 5km race, a 10 km race and a power walking event at the original course.
Among all the major international sport events, the Marathon Race is distinguished for being a perfect showcase of the strength of human will and a fountain of timeless values and universal ideals such as sport, fair play, volunteerism, social liability, friendship, offering and solidarity.
Intralot’s running team, the “Intralot Runners” ran at the 5km, 10km and 42km races of this year’s Marathon with the aim to support the NGO “Greek Society for the Protection of Autistic People (E.E.P.A.A.)” and highlight its social work. More than 100 runners wearing the colors of Intralot spread the word for the protection of persons with autism, in order to raise awareness and foster the participation of autistic persons in social activities. The support of E.E.P.A.A. in this year’s Athens Classic Marathon was part of Intralot’s CSR program “Intralot – We Care a Lot”.
Intralot Group CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, who ran the Athens Classic Marathon race of 42km for the 8th consecutive year, after passing the finish line of the race, commented: “The Marathon reveals the power of human will and soul. We have to face the difficulties that we encounter, surpass our limits and become part of the universal values of sports. Today is a big celebration. I would like to congratulate all Intralot runners for being part of this initiative and supporting E.E.P.A.A.’s efforts towards a wonderful cause.”
Visit our Facebook page for a photo gallery from the event and watch Mr. Antonopoulos’ interview here.

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