My 5th marathon took me to Thessaloniki in Northern Greece for the Alexander The Great Marathon in early April. Although not a really well-known race (approx 1700 runners) it is in fact a Bronze IAAF course and one of historical significance as it starts at the birthplace of Alexander The Great in Pella and ends at the landmark White Tower by the coast in Thessaloniki. Prior to the race I managed to reach Lefteris, an ME sufferer of over 20 years who told me about what it’s like to have ME there -click here. Although I was unable to find an ME association or charity in Greece and managing to get local press for my trip was fruitless, I did get some tweets from the marathon organisers and gained some Greek followers to the challenge as well as hitting the £3000 mark for Invest In ME on the morning of the race.
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