I will be the only Greek woman representing Greece in the 2012 Olympic Games in the marathon. It is a huge honor to represent the country that is the birthplace of the marathon and the Olympics...but unfortunately with the dire economic situation in Greece, funding my effort to train all of these years and actually make it to London has been difficult. Now, as I approach the final stretch things are more challenging than ever, with the future of Greece unstable and economic support from my club and the Greek Athletics Federation almost at a standstill. Any support to help me complete this long sought-after dream filled with the responsibility of representing the positive side of what Greece has to offer would be greatly appreciated. Funds will be put to cover costs from new shoes, to massages, to altitude training camps, etc.