Records smashed in latest Mount Olympus race

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By Robert Hackwill
Records smashed in latest Mount Olympus race

<p>The Olympus marathon is an international mountain running event that takes competitors along the exact route ancient Greeks took every<br /> year from the city of Dion to honour the god Zeus and make sacrifices.</p> <p>Around 800 athletes took part in the 2017 edition, covering a 44 kilometre course that rises to 2800 metres from near-sea level, and if the <br /> runners had time they could admire the <span class="caps">UNESCO</span> World Heritage scenery.</p> <p>Two course records tumbled this year. The mens` race winner, Spanish runner Aritz Egea, completed the course in the new fastest time <br /> of 4.24.26, while the Womens` race was won by the Netherlands` Ragina Debats, in a time of 5.18.20, another record.</p>