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Athens Marathon - Nov 2013

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James Cameron-Cooper

Although a life long runner, 10 miles is as far as I like to race. The exception was the 1994 Athens Marathon. Youthful exuberance saw me through...

Raising money for
The Jo Walters Trust

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Total raised
£1,201.00

Target
£1000.00

100%

Donations accepted until 10-12-2013

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About

Although a life long runner, 10 miles is as far as I like to race. The exception was the 1994 Athens Marathon. Youthful exuberance saw me through but the pain still lingers in the memory. Needless to say I had no intention of a repeat. However, almost twenty years on, my best friend and Athens resident, Jimmy 'The Greek' Phillipson has set his sights on conquering the Classic. Unable to secure a Kenyan pace maker, I've stepped in as wing man. I just hope that this time it doesn't hurt as much!

Event details

Athens Marathon - Nov 2013

In 490 BC... ...the first battle for democracy was fought at the Greek village of Marathon. Though overwhelmingly out numbered by an invading Persian Army, the citizen-soldiers of Athens prevailed and in so doing allows the first democracy to be established and preserved the classical Greek way of life that became the foundation of western civilization.

Legend has it that, when the battle was won, the Athenian messenger Phidippides ran twenty-four miles to Athens, carrying news of that stunning victory. The modern marathon commemorates this feat.

The Athens Marathon is recognized as the original marathon course and was the same course for the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.

Running in aid of the Jo Walters Trust

Event date

10-November-2013 00:00

Event type

26.2 miles

Event already started

Donations

Thank you so much for doing it for the JWT both of you - best of luck!
Donation by Lucy Johnston
on 08-11-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck out there! We're well impressed. BRAVO!!
Donation by Dan & Rachel
on 08-11-2013
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
All the very best James! :)
Donation by Rachel
on 07-11-2013
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Best of luck! Hats off to you!! Gabi :-)
Donation by Gabi
on 06-11-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
goodluck jimmy and jamie
Donation by aj
on 03-11-2013
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Go James & Jimmy! Maybe next year we'll all be chearing you on in NYC's marathon! Good luck!
Donation by Cynthia & Joe
on 03-11-2013
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Have a great race! =)
Donation by Alex & Yan Yan
on 31-10-2013
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Julie & Tom
on 31-10-2013
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
You got this big man!
Donation by Karl
on 30-10-2013
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck James!
Donation by JP
on 30-10-2013
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,201.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,201.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,427.25

Donations closed

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