The 13th edition of the Event is now an unforgettable memory for both the runners and the organizers. Participation was increased to 290 runners with ages between 21 years old and the eldest runner being 76. Runners travelled from various countries such as UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Russia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and many more.
Supporters and escorts participation was also higher this year.
For one more year, highlights of the event were the 11k Hill Run on day 2 of the race & the Half Marathon Multiterrain Run on day 3 of the race, both of which took place.
The half marathon started from the square of Neo Chorio village and finished on the Beach of Toxeftra. The route took runners on one of the most scenic & spectacular trails on our island, if not in Europe. The 11k Hill Run, started close by Toxeftra Beach, finished by the beautiful village square / church of Pano Arodes, and took runners on a climb where steep ascends took turns with short, sharp descents, to give a final gain of altitude of over 600m through alternating landscapes, including a forest, a moonscape like valley and vineyards!!!
Both AKAMAS routes on day 2 & 3 as well as the time trial on the first day and the 10k Paphos City Run on the last day, were dominated by William Gardner from Great Britain, who completed the event in 03:01:53 overall male category and by Hannah Howard, also from Great Britain who completed the event in 03:27:57 overall female category.
In the Male/ Mix Team challenge, overall winner was the Airforce 1 team with runners from the UK, winning with a cumulative time of 09:39:42 and in the Female Team Challenge, overall winner was the West End Girls team with runners again from the UK, winning a cumulative time of 12:26:22.
Apart from all the runners who participated in the Cyprus International 4-day Challenge, the event we would also like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors, the Cyprus Tourism Organization, Leptos Group, Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, Rock FM, Europcar Rentals, Keo, Iasis Hospital and St George & Blue Cross ambulance services, High 5 who made the whole organization such a success. We would also like to thank the various authorities, the Paphos Municipality, the Paphos Police, the Forestry Dep., the Municipality of Neo Chorio, the Municipality of Arodes Village, the Environmental Authorities, and the Archaeological Dep..