Yannis has been a record breaking ultra-marathon runner for nearly 20 years. His career started with the first Athens-Sparta race, which he won, then broke a 72 hr race record set in 1882 in the New York Six-Day Run. His race successes include the Sydney to Melbourne race and the 1,000-mile Sri Chinmoy race in New York. In 1996 he broke a 24-hour race record in Coburg, in 1999, he ran two 1,000km races, Athens and Cyprus, and the second in Holland winning. Last year, Yannis took three world records in a 100-mile race in New Zealand – 12hrs, 35mins and 48 seconds. He also broke six age group world records after covering 284.07kms in a 24-hour Taipei race and ran in Surgeres, France in a 48-hour 436.702km race taking seven records.