AUTHENTIC TALKS 2022
ATHENS MARATHON EXPERIENCE
ABOUT AUTHENTIC TALKS
Authentic Talks 2022
About Authentic Talks
Athens Marathon Experience
The Authentic route became the reason, for the birth of the “Authentic Talks”. The “Authentic Talks” is authentic speeches of people who connect with the field of sports, in a direct or in an indirect way, through their experiences. It is about authentic stories from personalities with a status, who are role models in their fields of expertise. Through their personal life experiences, they will be able to deliver their values and ideals to the audience, the same ones that Marathon stands for and therefore “Marathon of life”.
Marathon race represents the big effort, the process when a person is exceeding their capabilities, but also the values that sports stand for. It is the personal struggle of each runner, who stands at the historic place of the city of Marathon and is looking forward to the start of the race. It is the distance, in which a runner –just by running it- can realize, test and overcome their limits…
Marathon Expo by OPAP, Universities’ Night Run by OPAP, torch relay “Marathon Flame” and more, make up a rich 4-days of events with a strong social and economical imprint for the city of Athens, the region of Attica and for the whole country of Greece.
By having the organizational responsibility of the best mass running event in the country and one of the best in the world, SEGAS will provide once more, high level races in order for the runners from all over the world to enjoy their participation. Starting the 2-days running events from the 10km road race by OPAP, the 10km Universities’ Night RUN by OPAP, the 5km road race by Stoiximan and reaching out to the established historical route of the Authentic Marathon race, professional athletes, runners and spectators will become part of this big celebration of sports.
President of Hellenic Athletics Association (SEGAS)
European Union Vice President – Promoting our European Way of Life
Alternate Minister of Sports
Minister of Tourism
Minister of Digital Governance
National Coordinator for the Prevention & Combating of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Minors – Deputy Minister of Tourism
Managing Director of J.P. Morgan
European Athletics – Running Unit Director
Yiannis A. Pollalis
Professor of Business Strategy & Chairman, Department of Economic Science, University of Piraeus
Marathon runner, Marathon race winner of 2022
Mayor of Larnaca, President of the Association of
Greek Paralympian at Wheelchair Fencing
Coordination Sotiris Kyranakos - General Director of Hellenic Athletics Association (SEGAS)