From the Archives, 1985: Melbourne’s Greeks welcome their Marathon man

First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on April 17, 1985.

When Yannis Kouros crossed the finish line to win the 1985 Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon, no one would have suspected it to be his first of five victories in the event.

  • David Porter
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Well-wishers from Melbourne’s huge Greek community gave their compatriot Yiannis Kouros a hero’s welcome as he crossed the finishing line of the Sydney-to-Melbourne ultra-marathon yesterday.

From the rime he reached the outskirts of the city and passed through the heavily Greek-populated suburbs of Coburg and…

 * From the Archives, 1985…

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