The 21st Cyprus marathon in Paphos next month is expected to be attended by an increase in runners, beating last years record.
In 2018, over 2800 people took part and with 2500 already registered to take part in this years marathon, organisers are hoping the numbers will be up to at least 3500 this year.
The marathon gets underway on March 17, 2019, at Aphrodite’s rock and the first half of the course follows a mostly coastal route, before passing through a number of traditional Cypriot villages.
The final stage of the course is through Paphos, ahead of the finish at the castle in Kato Paphos.
There is also a half-marathon, a 10km road race along Poseidonos Avenue, and a 5km fun run.
The races start and finish next to Paphos castle.