Don Marathon Voyage


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


My name is Raphael Igrisianu,

born in Sibiu, Romania in 1980,

living in Germany since 1990

and you're welcome to my running,

traveling & coaching website.

Here are some of my running records:

126000 lifetime running kilometers

788 Half Marathons

121 Marathons

11 Ultra Marathons

5 Marathon wins

3x Romanian Marathon Champ

1 Guinness World Record

(for more details click here)

And some of my traveling destinations:

Sibiu, ROMANIA, 1980-2017

(Rupia, Timisoara, Bucharest)

Siegen, GERMANY, 1990-2020

(Weilburg, Limburg, Cologne, Bonn, Saarbrücken, Wesel, Bremerhaven, Essen, Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Wilhelmshaven, Rostock, Ratingen, Kevelaer, Scharbeutz, Lübeck, Leverkusen)

Rimini, ITALY 1994-2011 

(Monopoli, Albero Bello, Montepulciano)

Strasbourg, FRANCE, 1997


New York, USA, 1999-2014

(New Jersey)

Limassol, CYPRUS, 2012-2017

(Paphos, Larnaka, Akamas)

Dubai, UAE 2014

Mumbai, INDIA 2016

Athens, GREECE 2016-2019

(Rhodos, Chania, Heraklion,

Agia Varvara, Arkalohori)


Half Marathon

World Championships

Virtual Mass Race

Agia Varvara


Half Marathon



Half Marathon


Athens Marathon






New York


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.



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