Cancellation of the 2020 Logicom Cyprus Marathon

Following our cancellation notice concerning the 2020 Logicom Cyprus Marathon, we wish to assure all friends and participants of the event that both organisers and stakeholders alike share the same disappointment for the cancellation of our favourite event.
We wish to reiterate that this is the first ever cancellation of the event since its inception back in 1999. This in itself shows the urgency, severity and importance, both locally and internationally, of the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
The cancellation of the event was publicly communicated on the same day the proactive emergency measures were declared in the Republic of Cyprus by the responsible authorities, including the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus. Notwithstanding the irrecoverable effort, both in terms of time and expenditure, that was committed and put into this annual event, we were obliged, both legally and ethically, to endorse and unconditionally comply with these official public measures imposed across the Republic of Cyprus for the preservation of health, safety and public order.
We note that participants who registered for the 2020 Logicom Cyprus Marathon will be automatically eligible for a discounted registration fee for the same event in 2021. A dedicated promo code will be provided for such purpose in due course.
In addition, should registered event participants find themselves in Pafos for other endeavours this Friday 13th March & Saturday 14th March between the hours of 10:00 to 17:00, we would be content to meet up with you at the Aliathon Resort to hand you your 2020 Logicom Cyprus Marathon goody bags. Due to the declared proactive emergency measures, please accustom yourself in advance of your arrival as regards the sanctions* and maximum persons occupancy** restrictions.
*Please bear in mind that foreigners from the following countries might have sanctions from entering the country:
Category 1: China, Italy, Iran, and Republic of Korea.
Category 2: Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Spain, Greece (Achaea, Hleia and Zakynthos areas)
More info: https://www.pio.gov.cy/en/press-releases-article.html?id=12567
**Restrictions on the maximum capacity of persons inside the area will be imposed to conform to the Government Security Measures. The same times & dates would apply (13th March – Friday & 14th March Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00).

Important Announcement

We regret to inform you that the 22nd Logicom Cyprus Marathon* is cancelled, in conformity with, and compliance to, the proactive measures announced earlier today (10/03/2020) by the responsible authorities, including the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

We do understand the inconvenience that this decision might cause but we are forced to adhere to the urgent security measures of the Cypriot Government. 

We will be in touch with all the affected parties.

*All events under the umbrella of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon are also cancelled: “Marathon Expo”, “Cyprus Marathon Symposium”, “Cyprus Wine Run”.  


Είμαστε στη δυσάρεστη θέση να σας ενημερώσουμε ότι ο 22ος Logicom Cyprus Marathon* ακυρώνεται,  σε συμμόρφωση με τα μέτρα που εξήγγειλαν σήμερα (10/03/2020) οι αρμόδιες αρχές, συμπεριλαμβανομένου και του Υπουργικού Συμβουλίου της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  για την αντιμετώπιση της επιδημίας του κορωνοϊού (COVID-19).

Αντιλαμβανόμαστε τα προβλήματα που μπορεί να προκαλέσει αυτή η απόφαση, αλλά υποχρεούμαστε να συμμορφωθούμε με τα έκτακτα μέτρα ασφαλείας της Κυπριακής Κυβέρνησης.

Θα είμαστε σε επαφή με όλα τα ενδιαφερόμενα μέρη.

* Ακυρώνονται επίσης όλες οι εκδηλώσεις υπό την αιγίδα του Logicom Cyprus Marathon: “Marathon Expo”, “Cyprus Marathon Symposium”, “Cyprus Wine Run”.  

Adam Holland is coming back for the treble!

Adam Holland returns for the third year in a row in Pafos and he is more than ready to win for the third time the Logicom Cyprus Marathon. Adam has already won the marathon in 2018 and 2019. Last year he came really close to breaking the Logicom Cyprus Marathon course record with the time of 2:35:03 (CR: 2:33:03).
We discussed with Adam to find out more!

Your first time in Cyprus was at the 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon in 2018. What has changed for Adam since then?

Shortly after my return from the Logicom Cyprus Marathon in 2018, we welcomed our baby girl into the world! She is full of energy, so you better watch out for her in future marathons!
I have also had confirmation from Guinness World Records and I am now officially the fastest male to run 10 marathons in 10 days averaging 2:45 per marathon. My next challenge, after I visit Cyprus, is to take on 20 marathons in 20 consecutive days, for an attempt at a new World Record, I am aiming to complete all 20 in under 3 hours. The challenge starts on April the 4th and I am raising money for the charity I am Ambassador to, Kids Run Free.
I have run many miles since the last time I visited, including running from John O’ Groats to Land’s End in 17 days, which I did, completing all 876 miles.

Recently you started a new initiative with a “mentorship training group”. What is it and how did it come about?

Yes, I am currently training a group of runners to improve their running speeds this spring. My website is  www.runityourway.com and it is for all runners who want to improve their times and learn from my style of training. The emphasis of the three-month programme is to focus on how to train in a style that suits their body – hence ‘run it your way’ – but using my ethos, to run smarter, stronger and faster. The current group are doing really well and we have already had some PBs! There are people running on 5k plans right up to marathon distances. If I can fit another group into my schedule, I will be organising another course over the summer months.

What are your current and future goals in running?

My current and future goals are to get faster, to keep inspiring others to achieve their running goals and to keep enjoying running. I have modified my training schedule to include more speed work using my Noble Pro treadmill which links up to the online running world Zwift, this allows me to run and train with people from across the globe in a virtual environment. It is a great way to train on the treadmill and chat to other runners and I am looking forward to using Zwift more in the coming months to get my speeds down. I am lucky that my treadmill allows me to run at 20kph. This allows me to really go for it!

More details for each race: MarathonHalf-Marathon10km Road Race5km Fun Run

Tell us a little bit about your experience in Pafos and winning the Logicom Cyprus Marathon for the past two years (2018 & 2019).

Winning this prestigious marathon for 2 consecutive years felt amazing and it was such an honour to be awarded the trophy. Pafos is a great location and last year I also got to check out the other organised race, the Wine Run and learn more about the culture and history of the area. Everyone is friendly and enthusiastic and the event attracts a global audience which gives the event a really exciting feel. I was very proud to be a part of it!

What are your objectives participating for the third time at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon in 2020?

I am really looking forward to running my third marathon here.  The atmosphere is brilliant and I’m looking forward to seeing the local people cheering us on and meeting up with the local running group and other runners from previous years. My aim this year is to try and win the marathon for the third time in a row, but as always, I am there to enjoy running and to experience it. I am one of three people to have done it twice and I’d like to be the person to win it three times in a row, I would also love to break the course record of 2:33:03. Last year I was only two minutes outside the record. However, I didn’t push myself for that as I was about to undertake an ultra-running event back in the UK, running the length of the country in 17 days (876 miles), so I wanted to save some energy for that!

For the record: The Marathon winners

2000 – Pandelis Kambaxis – GRE – 2:47:03 h
2001 – Yiannakis Demetriou – CYP – 2:55:26 h
2002 – Pol Dekeirel – BEL – 2:48:58 h
2003 – Allan Fotheringham – UK – 2:54:55 h
2004 – Ditier Pomey – FRA – 2:52:41 h
2005 – Salameh Al Aqra – JOR – 2:33:03 h – Course Record
2006 – Andrzej Magier – POL – 2:52:01 h
2007 – Salameh Al Aqra – JOR – 2:41:07 h
2008 – Al Sheith Khaled – JOR – 2:56:15 h
2009 – Mark Werner – USA – 2:56:26 h
2010 – Joe Cawley – IRE – 2:51:22 h
2011 – Gabor Szabo – HUN – 2:44:07 h
2012 – Slim Samer – LEB – 2:55:47 h
2013 – Raphael Igrişianu – ROM – 2:44:50 h
2014 – Raphael Igrişianu – ROM – 2:48:20 h
2015 – Magnus Gödiker – GER – 2:45:39 h
2016 – Jose Ramon Torres Peanilla– SPA – 2:47:16 h
2017 – Liviu Croitoru – MOL – 2:36:18 h
2018 – Adam Holland – UK – 2:46:14 h
2019 – Adam Holland – UK – 2:35:03 h
2021 – Peter Nimmo – UK – 2:34:20