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Yiannis Kouros

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Yiannis Kouros (Greek: Γιάννης Κούρος, pronounced [ʝiˈa.nis ˈku.ros]; born 13 February 1956 in Tripoli, Kingdom of Greece) is a Greek ultramarathon runner based in Greece. He is sometimes given the epithets "Running god", "Pheidippides' Successor" or "Son of Pheidippides". Kouros holds many men's outdoor road world records from 100 to 1,000 miles and many road and track records from 12 hours to 6 days. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yiannis Kouros has received more than 441,617 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Yiannis Kouros is the 280th most popular athlete (up from 661st in 2019), the 637th most popular biography from Greece (up from 695th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Greek Athlete.

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Among athletes, Yiannis Kouros ranks 280 out of 3,059Before him are Andreas Krieger, Livio Berruti, Tinus Osendarp, Ugo Frigerio, Jaak Uudmäe, and András Balczó. After him are Joanni Perronet, Edward Cook, Sueo Ōe, Ivo Van Damme, Yrjö Nikkanen, and Henry Carr.

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Among people born in 1956, Yiannis Kouros ranks 199Before him are Paulo Autuori, Carlo Urbani, Vinnie Colaiuta, Andy Goldsworthy, Lilli Carati, and Al Corley. After him are Sinan Sakić, Gary Cole, Sean Kelly, Meena Keshwar Kamal, Chieko Hase, and Antonio Muñoz Molina.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Yiannis Kouros ranks 637 out of 936Before him are Turhan Pasha Përmeti (1846), Dora Bakoyannis (1954), Georgios Kountouriotis (1782), Alexandros Koumoundouros (1817), Konstantinos Kollias (1901), and Christodoulos of Athens (1939). After him are Nicaea of Macedon (-400), Antonios Kriezis (1796), Emmanouil Tsouderos (1882), Pherecrates (-450), Fofi Gennimata (1964), and Joseph Sifakis (1946).

Among ATHLETES In Greece

Among athletes born in Greece, Yiannis Kouros ranks 8Before him are Coroebus of Elis (-800), Stamata Revithi (1866), Charilaos Vasilakos (1877), Konstantinos Tsiklitiras (1888), Evangelos Damaskos (1801), and Dimitrios Golemis (1874). After him are Georgios Papasideris (1875), Ioannis Theodoropoulos (1900), Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (1875), Archon of Pella (-400), Spyridon Belokas (1878), and Miltiadis Gouskos (1877).