Statue of the Marathon Runner

  Staré Mesto     more than a year ago
Did you know that Košice is home to the oldest marathon in Europe? No? You do now! If you’re a fan of running 26.2 miles by choice then Košice is a must-visit on the continent, and the city’s tradition of running for a bloomin’ long time is honoured with this little statue in the old town. It was created by Arpád Račko, the Slovak sculptor responsible for a host of statues around the region.


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No it's not!!! The first marathon in Europe was held in acncient Greece. Philippidis, was sonething like "messageman" and he ran from Marathon to Athens to inform Atheneans about the result of the fight of Marathon. The distance is about 42.195 km. Then in the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896 there was the first modern marathon race.
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