Helsinki – “Kostas”


A photo from Alan (taken earlier on Saturday) of Constantin Baxevanis, better known as “Kostas”.

Kostas is himself an ultra-runner but also the organiser of many ultra-marathons in Athens (including the seven-day event where William set his M55 6-day world record last year).

Kostas is the man behind the Athens 1000 mile race in which William will be competing a little later in the year (and yes, there will be full coverage here on the blog throughout the up-to 16 days of the event –  though at least I’ll probably get more sleep than William will).

Just for the record, at 15hrs Kostas has so far run 119.35km and is in 38th place.