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From OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO στις 16 FEB 2017

Marlow Navigation Crew and Ship management has been a regular competitor in the PrimeTel 5km Corporate Race of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. A few of their team members took the time from their busy schedules to answer a few questions about their experiences with the marathon.

Από ΟΠΑΠ Μαραθώνιο Λεμεσού ΓΣΟ στις 16 ΦΛΕΒΑΡΗ 2017

Sanctum Spa and Fitness Centre at the Limassol Marina stands on the podium as the first place winners of last year’s PrimeTel 5km Corporate Race. The OPAP Limassol Marathon Team looks forward to this year, to see if they stay on top, or if they will be removed from the throne.

FROM OPAP LIMASSOL MARATHON GSO στις 6 FEB 2017

Vassilis Protopapas spoke to us about his experiences in the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. He shared with us his tips on how to prepare and what he enjoyed best about last year’s marathon.

Από OPAP LIMASSOL MARATHON GSO στις 6 FEB 2017

Alexandros Sinka ran the OPAP Limassol 21km Half Marathon in 2016 and graciously shared his secrets for preparation & training, the difficulties an athlete faces and his experiences with the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO.

Από OPAP LIMASSOL MARATHON GSO στις 6 FEB 2017

The IMH Business company took part in the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO 2016. Members of last years 12 strong team share their experiences with us from the PrimeTel 5km Corporate race 2016.

FROM OPAP LIMASSOL MARATHON GSO στις 6 FEB 2017

The Butterfly Foundation are loyal participants of the PrimeTel 5km Corporate Race and once again show us that loyalty by registering for the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO 2017.

  • 2017
  • Team
  • Foundation

Very good organisation, great participation locally and Internationally. Limassol is the ideal place to run a Marathon in March.

By Limassol Marathon GSO on 6 Dec 2016
  • 2016
  • Volunteer
  • Proud

Personally it was the first Marathon I have attended due to studying abroad the previous years; Nonetheless, I am delighted that I had the opportunity to be a member of the volunteers and of course with the positive outcome of Cyprus's premier sporting event.

By Limassol Marathon GSO on 6 sept 2016
  • marathon
  • woman
  • winner

The Limassol Marathon GSO was my first marathon and it was a great experience.

By Limassol Marathon GSO on 2 july 2016
  • marathon
  • first
  • winner

I like to see the world by running. A year ago, I took part in the Logicom Cyprus Marathon in Paphos. I really liked the island, and for that cheap flights and warm climate (in Poland this period is cooler) meant that I came back, but in a different region. I heard about Limassol Marathon.

By Limassol Marathon GSO on 7 JUNE 2016
  • marathon
  • runner
  • 2016

It was my first winning on "flat" marathon distance but as I said I'm rather a mountain runner.

By OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 1 march 2016
  • marathon
  • runner
  • 2016

Training for a marathon is not a difficult process and through my books and helping athletes over the years the key is to build over time and adhere to a strategy of gradual progression.

  • Runner
  • Friend
  • Marathon 2013

My experience during the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO GSO 2015 was exceptional! The event was very good organized; there were many people participating and the race route was excellent.

  • Runner
  • Marathon
  • 2015

The whole team has actually great memories from the whole event. First of all, we were really impressed by the amazing hospitality provided by all of you, the festive atmosphere that prevailed during the Marathon days, all your events, and everything really!

By OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 1 September 2015, 10:30AM
  • Runner
  • Marathon
  • Author

Costas Patinios has been a marathon runner from the age of 15. Until today, he has run more than 140 000 meters. For Costas Patinio, running is not just a sport but the vehicle with which he chases his dreams.

By OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 1 September 2015
  • First
  • Lady
  • Proud

We are proud to present an exclusive interview from Miss Caroline Jackson, last year’s Women’s Marathon Race winner. Caroline, a British native, completed the race in 3:21:16. She talks to us about her OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Experience as well as for her passion for running.

  • 2017
  • Volunteer
  • Proud

The Limassol Marathon is the largest and most prestigious sport event I have attended in Cyprus so far. The race was well organized and was set in a beautiful scenery, along the Limassol seafront.

By Limassol Marathon GSO on 2 july 2016
  • marathon
  • volunteer
  • proud

I was in charge of about 15 volunteers, with whom we were assigned, to provide, at the finish line, to the athletes, isotonic beverages /drinks, water, heat reflecting emergency blankets, including the conferment of the medals, rewarding them for their effort.

By Limassol Marathon GSO on 7 june 2016
  • marathon
  • team
  • gym

The first time I run with my team was on 2015, for the PrimeTel 5km Corporate Race. It was a tremendous experience, since everybody were participating, either people who have the exercise as a part of their life, or people who only train occasionally – or less.

By OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 1 march 2016
  • marathon
  • money
  • raise

The main reason I am doing the marathon is to raise money for my scout group, the 53rd St Βarnabas scout group, which can be done by going to this link and every year for the past 3 years the scout leader has run the full marathon to raise money for the group in order to give our kids the best scouting experience possible.

  • Runner
  • Friend
  • Marathon 2013

...it makes me feel very proud to see what the race has become today and to have played a (small) part in the marketing of our hometown marathon over the last few years.

  • Runner
  • Friend
  • Marathon 2013

I have participated in OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO in 2013, and rank 3rd overall with 2:41:29 (which is my record until now).Official Marathons/Ultras: More than 20. During workouts: More than 50

By OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 1 September 2015, 10:30AM
  • Runner
  • Friend
  • Marathon 2015

It was a beautiful sports event, a vision for a common cause not only for the Limassol citizens but for all Cypriots in general.

OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

Fully accredited by AIMS, the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is a flat course which follows the Mediterranean coastline. From the centre of the city, along the beachfront, to the ruins of the ancient Royal city of Amathus, and back to the city. 42.195 kilometres. 26.2188 miles. 26.2188 smiles.

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