Race for life

Some years ago the Athens Classic Marathon was an event that attracted only a limited number of people, mainly professional racers. In 2002, 1,779 athletes ran. However, yesterday, 50.000 people attended the race, coming from 105 countries. They all run. Discharge, solidarity, group psychotherapy, reappropriation of public space? What drives so many people to overcome themselves? …Marathon from all the top sporting events still keeps its magic and symbolism – see the whole article here.