Yiannis Kouros

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Birthday
13, 1956
Birthplace
Greece
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Greece

About

Ultramarathon runner who broke every men's outdoor road world record from 100 to 1,000 miles and every 12-hours to 6-days road and track record.

Before Fame

He gained recognition after winning the 1984 Spartathlon and the 1985 Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon, breaking records in both cases.

Trivia

He was nicknamed the "Running God" and "Pheidippides Successor"; he later played Pheidippides in "The Story of the Marathon: A Hero's Journey" from 1991.

Family Life

His parents were residing in Tripoli when he was born.

Associated With

He and fellow Greek athlete Dinos Kouis were contemporaries.