91-year -old Greek runner Stelios Prassas was the oldest participant to take part in this year's Authentic Marathon in Athens; a feat he accomplished last year as well.
"I've been an athlete ever since I was a child. Sports is my love. Young people should be involved in sports. It offers you great health and that's why they should be involved," said Prassas to the waiting media.
Prassas entered the Panathenaic stadium together with his children and grandchildren to rapturous applause from cheering spectators.
Prassas, who takes great satisfaction in maintaining both his physical and mental stamina was born in 1931 and has garnered eight national honours, put his prowess was put to the test on November 12th and 13th at the Athens Marathon where he passed with flying colours.
Meanwhile, Haralambos Pitsolis won this year's Marathon completing the race on Sunday in 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 44 seconds.
Konstantinos Gelaouzos, the champion and record holder from the previous year, came in second; Pitsolis waited for Gelaouzos, who finished the race in 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 45 seconds.
Vassiliki Konstantinopoulou made history by being the first woman to enter the stadium in Athens, completing the Athens Marathon in 2 hours, 46 minutes, and 1 second.