The Greek News Agenda quotes him as saying "It is an attack on all of us. Against the symbolism of the Marathon and the values it represents. In these difficult hours, our thoughts are with the injured and the relatives of the victims. Greece is standing by your side." All Marathons recreate in some way the legendary famed run of Pheidippides between the plains of Marathon and Athens to announce that the Greeks had triumphed over Persian invaders in 490 BC.
Full Text of Avramopoulos' statement at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.