Olympus Marathon takes place in northern Greece

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

One of the most important sport events of northern Greece takes place this weekend in Litochoro, Greece. The Skai Olympus Marathon started yesterday in the roots of the famous mountain, with athletes starting from a sea-level altitude follow 44km of trails at the slopes of Mt.Olympus and reach the height of 2780m. The Greek weightlifter and three-time Olympic champion Pyrros Dimas gave the sign for the start, from the town of Dion. The race was won by Alexis Gounko of Greece. Tonight the event will conclude with a ceremony in Litochoro's central park.