49th Podcast

Podcast Guest “It's a long road” is the runner and Marketing Director of the Pafos Marathon, Giorgos Kakouridis.

The birthplace of Aphrodite, Stelios Kyriakides, the Medieval Castle and breathtaking landscapes from the Mediterranean coastal route, compose a wonderful mix for an unrepeatable life experience. The Paphos Marathon is being held this year for the 25th time on Sunday, March 12, 2023.


In today's discussion we will talk about the running movement in Cyprus and we will refer to interesting historical facts, but also to organizational and administrative issues of the organization of the Cyprus Marathon.

Podcast Interview Highlights “It's a long road” with the runner and Marketing Director of the Paphos Marathon, George Kakouridis.

01:50 In about a month, specifically on March 12, we have Cyprus one of the biggest mass sports events which is none other than the Cyprus Marathon which takes place in the city of Paphos. In fact, this year you are organizing the 25th Marathon. Let us know if you want a few things about him Cyprus Marathon, when did some such historical evidence begin.

06:00 Along with Marathon are there any other events or competitions?

07:30 Is there a charity element to the event?

10:35 Are the organization and the route by extension certified by international bodies? Tell us a little about the route, where does it start and where does it end?

12:30 What was the "inspiration" behind organizing the Marathon?

13:15 Paphos is considered the birthplace of Aphrodite and of the famous Marathon runner and Boston Marathon winner Stelios Kyriakides. What do these legends have to do with the event?

21:24 When you started, in 1999, did you expect that the event would develop this way and become an institution? How difficult was it?

22:37 Organizationally, how difficult is it to set up such matches? How much coordination does it require?

23:38 How important volunteers are for such a thing organization;

25:25 Really, at what levels is this year's participation in the Marathon race expected to move?

26:55 Although you mentioned at the beginning where the route starts and ends, would you like to tell us a little more about the route, such as how many stations it has, if there are Pacers, toilets, if the route is flat, etc.

30:22 How do you see the road movement in Cyprus?

31:48 You mentioned your company Running in Cyprus before. Really, what else do you do?

33:45 And regarding the race which is in a few days, if a runner for whatever reason decided at the last minute to take part, is that possible?

34:50 And last question. Is everything ready for the race in a few days?

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