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Yiannis Kouros
Yiannis Kouros is a Greek long-distance runner living in Greece. He is sometimes referred to as the "running God" or the "Pheidippid successor". He holds numerous outdoor road world records for men from 100 to 1000 miles and numerous road and track records from 12 hours to 6 days. In 1991, he played the role of Pheidippides in the film The History of the Marathon: A Hero's Journey, a film that traces the history of marathon running. Kouros rose to fame by winning the Spartathlon in 1984 in record time and the Sydney Ultramarathon arrived in Melbourne in 1985 with a record time of 5 days, 5 hours, 7 minutes and 6 seconds. He broke the previous record held by Cliff Young. Kouros held Australian citizenship for part of his running career and was inducted into the Australian Pole Runners Association Hall of Fame in 2019. Kouros says his secret is “when others smell it. 'stop. I don't ". I take charge of my body with my mind. I told him he wasn't tired and he listened. "
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) 24-hour run, 48-hour run, 6-day race
Personal best(s) Marathon: 2:24:00, Spartathlon: 20:25:00 WR

About Yiannis Kouros

Every men's outdoor world record from 100 to 1,000 miles, as well as every 12-hour to 6-day road and track record, was set by this ultramarathon runner.

Yiannis Kouros before fame

He became well-known after winning the 1984 Spartathlon and the 1985 Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon, both of which he set new records in.

Achievement of Yiannis Kouros

He was dubbed the"Running God" and the"Pheidippides Successor", and he played Pheidippides in the 1991 film"The Story of the Marathon: A Hero's Journey".

Yiannis Kouros family life

His parents were residing in Tripoli at the time of his birth.

Associations of Yiannis Kouros

His contemporaries were Soccer Player Dinos Kouis, a fellow Greek athlete.

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Latest information about Yiannis Kouros updated on February 28 2022.