Archive copy at the sri chinmoy marathon team office, queens, new york. Yiannis kouros sets 3 world records at the 1984 sri. He is the only runner for whom an accusation of cheating eventually became an honor. The indomitable yiannis kouros was trying for his world 24 hour running record of 294. One of a small handful of six day races around the world, the cliff young has had many fine performances culminating in november 2005 with yiannis kouros, arguably the best multiday runner in the world, setting a new world 6 day record. Apr 19, 20 written and directed by elias giannakakis 2004. Today he is the number one ultramarathon runner, having broken more than 160 world records up to now. The film is in greek with english subtitles and is available available on dvd at zombierunner. Brendan davies narrabeen all nighter 12h the long run. Yiannis kouros battled joe fejes for the 6day title. They were within miles of each other for the entire race, which was amazing in itself. Forever running 2004 60 minutes biographical available in dvd greek with english subtitles ultra runners cover incredible distances, many times running for several days at a time. Posts about yiannis kouros written by javier irastorza. The event was certainly full of interesting features.
The fact that he cant get a publisher for an english language translation of a book he wrote many years back speaks volumes of the state of running today, but, thats a story for another day. Fejes mileage was also a 49mile improvement on his winning distance. Three world road records fell at the feet of greek distance runner, yiannis kouros, in the sri chinmoy 24hour race, november 78 in flushing meadows park, queens, ny. He holds many mens outdoor road world records from 100 to 1,000 miles and many road and track records from 12 hours to 6 days. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes. Feb 17, 2002 yannis kouros is one of those athletes who appear once in a generation, if were lucky. As it is a firsttimeevent and as i will have to do it without supporter, i try to get the most informations about the race. I am looking forward to run my third multi day race within four months.
I n june of 2007 yiannis gave a great concert at lycabettus theater, celebrating his 10 years of live performing, with the participation of many friends. Yiannis kouros was born on february, 1956 in tripoli, greece, a city of about 20,000 people at that time. Jun 09, 2019 every ultrarunner needs to know about yiannis kouros and his accomplishments. Finally his story is told through his own narration in this film documentary. Yiannis kouros forever running english subtitles youtube. Yiannis kouros is well known allover the world with his decades of mythical and unbroken world records, which he has achieved in ultrarunning. Discography, news, photo gallery, video clips and more. The quality of his run in the first spartathlon was so far beyond what anyone thought possible that the only way to put his performance in perspective was to assume that he had cut the course. In march 2004, just a few days after the flamelighting ceremony in ancient olympia, his cd single pass the flame, containing the song of the athens 2004 torch relay, was released globaly.
One of his competitors, trishal cherns of canada, said, theres the elite, the world class, then theres yiannis. He and fellow greek athlete dinos kouis were contemporaries. He was said to have managed to take in 15,000 calories the first day, 12,000. When you look at the scope of his world records, its pretty incredible.
Yiannis kouros is a greek ultramarathon runner based in melbourne. Yannis kouros is one of those athletes who appear once in a generation, if were lucky. Endure means to withstandyou must be patient and then do solid training. Legendary ultrarunner yiannis kouros is spotlighted in the biographical film yiannis kouros. But read his blogweb site lately, and it feels like he is crossing the line from elite to elitist. Running 800km in just over a single week is a phenomenal achievement, but to manage 8 100km runs in all 8 of australias states and. He was nicknamed the running god and pheidippides successor. The cd single contained three versions of the song english lyrics, greek lyrics, and instrumental. The runners high and why we love it marathon training academy. Hailing from tripoli, greece, yiannis kouros is a true legend within the world of endurance running. Yiannis kotsiras performed the song in both languages. Still, he was clearly inclined more towards the arts than athletics and saw his future.
Sep 17, 20 this is a film about yiannis kouros, the greatest ultramarathoner of our times. His documentary, forever running, is a must have for those who live for the run. Last night, i watched forever running, a super inspiring documentary about yiannis kouros. The oldest recorded birth by the social security administration for the name kouros is friday, february 20th, 1959. When was the first name kouros first recorded in the united states. However, a knee problem forced him to slow and he finished up walking to a still incredible final posting of 266 km. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Ultimately, fejes bested kouros, tallying a bit over 555 miles for a new american record. And so he came to austria on easter weekend of 1984. From 1880 to 2018 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name kouros. The verb endure is not a physical verb, its a spiritual one. And so he came to austria on easter weekend of 1984 as the object of.
At the age of 16 he started running systematically and devoted himself to long distance running. He claims to never have had a role model, though emil zatopek does inspire him. Having run a few 24 hour races myself only proves to me just how. The result was a total success in a sold out night. Yiannis kouros, taken from forever running a must see for any ultra runner. Some weeks ago i came across the following article in the site runners world running times, how much does mental toughness affect race times the article discusses a study by john hall, a performance psychologist at staffordshire university u. The cliff young australian 6 day race is an ultramarathon race that takes place in colac, victoria. Kouros belongs to a much older age group category, he is giving the other runner an equal opportunity in terms of age, on top of the 6hour front start. Join facebook to connect with yiannis kouros and others you may know. This famed ultramarathon professional is currently based in melbourne, australia, and he is often referred to as a true running god, holding a wide range of male records, from 100 to 1. Jun 26, 2010 yiannis kouros who could be classified as a legend in the world of ultra running once explained what he was feeling when he was running. Yiannis kouros forever running dvd posted on september 26, 2010 by johnvkaravitis stumbled across this 60 minute documentary about the greatest ultramarathoner ever. In those races the runners can stop and rest, eat, even sleep.
Yiannis kouros is well known allover the world with his decades of mythical and unbroken world records, which he has achieved in ultra running. He is sometimes called the running god or pheidippides successor. He savored it thursday morning, relaxing at home after running 81 miles, circling repeatedly the route from the parks zoo to the science building. Mar 14, 2008 if he is successful, then he could continue for the next step to race with yiannis kouros, who is accepting to give him to the fittest man, a 6 hour front start. Yiannis kouros was born in tripoli, arkadia, greece in 1956. Below is a list of some of yiannis kouros ultra vistories with some of those victories resulting in world records which have been highlited in red.
The international association of ultrarunners has records for 24 hour and 48 hour races. Yiannis kouros has been a somehow neglected figure in the recent popular mostly american running. Forever running with english subtitles bernard yeo. Kouros is a deep thinker who expresses his thoughts articulately and has so many insights that can benefit us as runners.
During a sixday race from sydney to melbourne, kouros intake was monitored and described in the lore of running. Greek runner topples three world road records press release. This event was the race that started my ultra running career. The narrabeen allnighter was meant to be a simple affair. Running 800km in just over a single week is a phenomenal achievement, but to manage 8 100km runs in all 8 of australias states and territories across 8 consecutive days with all the travel. He broke yiannis kouros event record of 323 miles, which had stood since 2005 and was set, comparably, as a 49yearold. At the same time, he is an author, poet, composer of songs and instrumental pieces, painter, as well as a visionary, supporter and promoter of peace around the globe. A woman chasing yiannis kouros by martina hausmann. Yiannis kouros forever running with english subtitles. In an article he wrote published by ultrarunning magazine in march of 1990 he stated, some may ask why i am running such long distances. Yiannis catering is a family owned business with over 40 years experience in the catering industry. Ultramarathon runner who broke every mens outdoor road world record from 100 to 1,000 miles and every 12hours to 6days road and track record.
Prerace communication between me and race director kaj jensen is great via internet. Jun 12, 2014 in 1997, yiannis kouros ran one of the most formidable world records on the track one that he insists will last for centuries. Yiannis kouros sets 3 world records at the 1984 sri chinmoy. No one has done it better for the last 20 years than yiannis kouros. Kouros began running in school and was a junior champion in the 3000m and 5000m distances. True, the 43yearold bayside man did not cross the finish line ahead of the races victor, the recordholding yiannis kouros of greece, who ran 177 miles. Yiannis kouros greek greatness ultrarunning history.
Karavitis expertise in financial analysis is both deep and broad, and he has accumulated a number of accomplishments in his field. Posted in r running by uflazor 23 points and 1 comment. In 1997, yiannis kouros ran one of the most formidable world records on the track one that he insists will last for centuries. This is a film about yiannis kouros, the greatest ultramarathoner of our times. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. Few would argue that greek runner yiannis kouros isnt one of the most phenomenal endurance athletes the world has ever seen. The yiannis catering team is committed to providing exceptional service and great tasting food. Jan 02, 20 he broke yiannis kouros event record of 323 miles, which had stood since 2005 and was set, comparably, as a 49yearold. He is sometimes called the running god or pheidippides. The origins of the company started in the early 1970s with a young man and nothing but a suitcase and the desire to start a new life and succeed. Yiannis kouros bio, facts, family famous birthdays.668 1284 802 555 942 547 642 622 865 1341 54 957 288 223 559 1118 518 1421 690 726 215 75 18 1383 78 1047 1488 586 1531 847 237 1087 887 1488 499 1097 1267 734 422 439 1285 80 953 767