Congratulations to UK Cypriot Antoni Antoniades on recently completing the Prague marathon.
He had been training for months in order to be fit enough to take part, Antoni whos parents are from Eptakomi in Cyprus was on holiday with his wife last year in Sweden when the Stockholm Marathon was taking place, he turned round to his wife and said “I think I could do a marathon” …on his next birthday much to Antoni’s surprise his wife had entered him into the prestigious Prague marathon.
He took part in May and completed the course in a very respectable 4hrs 12mins, he now has ideas of completing another marathon.
Founded in 1995, the Prague Marathon, is known to be one of the most beautiful marathons in the world. Starting and finishing in the historical Old Town Square, the route also crosses the famous Charles Bridge and takes runners all around the magical Czech capital city, through all the different neighbourhoods and historical landmarks.
It should be noted that the Prague Marathon, is considered by the media to be the most international marathon, with two thirds of runners coming from 55 different countries. It is also the seventh fastest marathon, has been awarded IAAF Gold Label Status (now World Athletics Elite Label) and voted one of the most beautiful in the world.
And not only is the Marathon in Prague following a beautiful route, but the organizers are also doing their best to make it the most enjoyable event for runners, as well as a sustainable race for the planet. Minimizing waste and recycling are two very important elements in the spirit of this race. It is free of plastic cups, as well as paper free, and is running diverse recycling programmes.