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The Medal

The front of the coin / medal bears the face of Alexander the Great. Circular letters indicate the race in which you participate.

The back of the medal bears the mark of the Marathon organizer, the date and five Greek (Hellenic) words engraved in the circular frame: Perseverance, Equality, Virtue, Greatness, Struggle

ΕΠΙΜΟΝΗ – PERSISTENCE

A persistent person does not give up easily – What we ask for we achieve, what escapes is what we give up. (Sophocles, 496-406 BC)

ΙΣΟΤΗΤΑ – EQUALITY

The recognition of equal rights or social equality – Sky is the same for all people. (Euripides, 480-406 BC, Ancient tragic (Eleni))

ΑΡΕΤΗ – VIRTUE

The moral excellence. There are four kinds of perfect virtue: one is wisdom, the other is justice, the other is courage, the fourth is wisdom. (Plato, 427-347 BC, Philosopher)

ΜΕΓΑΛΕΙΟ – GREATNESS

The quality of a thing to impress with its great size, power, wealth, culture – There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. (Leon Tolstoy, 1828-1910, Russian writer)

ΑΓΩΝΑΣ – EXERSION

Good things come after works. (Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher)

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