The 26th version of Egypt International marathon kicked off today in Luxor Governorate، some 800 km south to Cairo. More than 200 runners represent 38 Arab and foreign countries compete in that marathon. Among the those countries are Egypt، Jordan، Lebanon، Saudi Arabia Kingdom، USA، Canada، Austria، Japan، China، Australia، UK، Belgium and South Africa. The marathon kicked off the front of Hatshepsut Temple in the western bank of the Nile River. The runners compete in three tires، 42 km، 22 km and 12 km. They ran throughout the archeological zone in the western part of AL Gorna village. Runners from Egypt، Jordan، Japan came first.