The race resumed this year after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 9,558 runners registered to line up at the start in the village of Marathon.
Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.
On Monday, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 5.8 struck Crete, sending people rushing into the streets, damaging homes and causing rockslides. One person was killed in the quake.
Authorities said the fire started in some abandoned buildings inside the camp and had been brought under control.
Firefighters were fighting through the night to save Istiaia, a town of 7,000 in northern Evia, as well as several villages, using bulldozers to open up clear paths in the thick forest.
Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries on Monday and are expected to remain high for most of the week.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday took up the issue of inclusion of Covishield in the EU digital Covid certificate scheme during a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union.
The quake was felt as far away as in the capitals of neighbouring North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, officials said
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a function to commemorate ‘Samvidhan Divas’, at Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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