Manolis Sifakis sets a 2:27 Marathon PR
Due to the cancellation of the Athens Classic Marathon Manos and two running friends decided to run 42.2 k from the top of a
mountain all the way down towards Heraklion on the isle of Crete. They started at 7:43am
Virtual Mass Race
from an elevation point of
1752 meters down to around
150 m. Kostas ran a 2:45:03
and Valadis ran a 2:44:27
whereas Manos started out
in 1:11 for the first half which
had a 1000m elevation loss
and the second one in 1:17
with 600m elevation loss.
With a total elevation gain
of 395 meters around 5k
were flat, 5k uphill and 32k
downhill. He smashed a
2:27:09 h though they had
to start at a temperature of 2° C and very strong winds of up to
100 km/h over the first 5k. After the run he said this:
"This time my body is dead , I don't feel anythig , my legs are stones, my hands are tired my foot fingers cannot move and all night I don't sleep".
This man is surprising me over and over again with his great efforts. Even though his 2:38:14 at the Athens Marathon 2012 are more precious, this was an absolute unique performance and certainly not an easy run to do.