Stylianos Kyriakides: For Greece!


April 21, 2014: Today’s running of the Boston Marathon recalls the memories of Greek runner Stylianos Kyriakides, who won the 1946 Boston Marathon. He came from destitute and Civil War-ravaged Greece to run for his countrymen. After winning international acclaim with his victory in Boston, he used his notoriety to raise badly needed funds and supplies, which he brought home to a hero’s welcome. He shouted “For Greece” as he crossed the finish line. There is a sculpture of Kyriakides in Boston at the 1 mile mark.


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