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On the 22nd of November 2010, the Greek Embassy in Pretoria, SAE Africa and M. East Region and the Greek Community of Pretoria jointly organized an event in honor of the 2500 year anniversary since the Battle of Marathon.

Bruce Fordyce was the keynote speaker at the event, winner of the COMRADES MARATHON for many years, organized every year in S. Africa. Later the students of Pretoria Greek School, read excerpts by Aeschylus, Herodotus and other more recent authors referring to the Battle of the Marathon. At the same time a presentation of students’ paintings took place.

Lastly, the Ambassador of Greece in S. Africa, Mr. Spyridon Theocharopoulos honored the Soweto marathon winners which had been held a week earlier.

The ambassadors of countries represented in S. Africa, the S. Africa Sports Commission, distinguished human rights advocate George Bizos and many others had been invited and attended the event.

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SAE Africa – M. East Region

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