Statement from the organizers of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon

During the 25th Logicom Cyprus Marathon (12th March 2023) we experienced an incident of sudden cardiac arrest of one of the participating runners, a member of the Logicom Running Team, Mr. Demetris Demetriou.


Following his treatment, over the past 2 ½ months, Demetris is slowly returning back to his daily routine, with no damage whatsoever! Demetris and his family are forever grateful to the First Aiders team who reacted swiftly to save him from the worst.

Everyone involved in the organisation of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon would like to express sincere gratitude to the First Aiders, the Medical Staff, and the Doctors at the Hospitals, as well as everyone who assisted in saving Demetris.

This is the first serious incident we ever had at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon (after 25 years) and we are happy and satisfied that our emergency action plan had a positive result. As you can understand, a Marathon distance has a very long road and it is nearly impossible to safeguard fully and sufficiently every meter. However, we had 4 defibrillators, 8 Medics, 2 Doctors and 1 Ambulance at the course as well as 1 defibrillator, 2 Medics, 1 First Aider and 1 Doctor at the Finish Line. All these will continue to be improved and increased in order to ensure that if there is a future incident, we will ensure to react rapidly again.

Thank you to everyone who messaged and asked about the incident and showed concern and empathy to a fellow runner and human being.

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From left: Anthoulis Papachristoforou (Deputy Managing Director & CFO – Logicom), Demetris Demetriou (Patient), Demetris Pieroudes (First Aider – Trainer at School of Chironas), Stavros Kakourides (Race Director)
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