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 393,281 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Yiannis Kouros is the 662nd most popular athlete (down from 590th in 2019), the 696th most popular biography from Greece (down from 606th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Greek Athlete.

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Among athletes, Yiannis Kouros ranks 662 out of 3,055Before him are Bob Kiesel, Aimé Haegeman, Nadezhda Konyayeva, Stan Rowley, Jadwiga Wajs, and Pierre Trentin. After him are Amos Biwott, Victor Willems, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Jaak Uudmäe, Adolf Kainz, and Gustaf Lindblom.

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Among people born in 1956, Yiannis Kouros ranks 320Before him are Marc Caro, François Hesnault, Justin Welby, Steve Hogarth, Peter Buck, and John Debney. After him are Steven Saylor, Rina Mor, Volen Siderov, Ravi Shankar, Leonid Taranenko, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Yiannis Kouros ranks 696 out of 855Before him are Nikolaos Deligiannis (1845), Traianos Dellas (1976), Epameinondas Deligeorgis (1829), Evripidis Bakirtzis (1895), Dimitrios Valvis (1814), and Konstantinos Georgakopoulos (1890). After him are Efstathios Chorafas (1871), Dimitris Avramopoulos (1953), Panagiotis Giannakis (1959), Diomidis Kyriakos (1811), Ange Postecoglou (1965), and Ilias Tsirimokos (1907).

Among ATHLETES In Greece

Among athletes born in Greece, Yiannis Kouros ranks 18Before him are Perikles Kakousis (1879), Alexandros Chalkokondylis (1880), Miltiadis Gouskos (1877), Ioannis Persakis (1877), Ioannis Theodoropoulos (1900), and Georgios Roubanis (1929). After him are Konstantinos Kenteris (1973), Nikolaos Kaklamanakis (1968), Ekaterini Thanou (1975), Katerina Stefanidi (1990), Hrysopiyi Devetzi (1976), and Fani Chalkia (1979).