About Euchidios Athlos
The transfer of the Delphic flame at Plataea 2500 years ago, by the soldier runner swift-footed Euchidas, constitutes a reference point for hundreds of runners who had run this historical route.
The historical battle of Plataea, the most decisive victory of the Hellenic army against the Persians, and the feat of Euchidas after the battle constitute the reason for every athlete to run this historical route.
The awe and the emotion of athletes when they're facing from above earth's center is great and even larger is the joy when at the finishing point the athletes rewarded with a laurel crown and the unique symbol-prize of the race, the torch of Euchidas.
All these are milestones for each athlete especially when he makes his first "steps" on long distance races.