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Kouros Breaks Own World Record2 March 1997
Yiannis Kouros has again broken his world 24-hour record by covering 295.030 kilometres (183 miles, 568 yards) kilometres in a Sri Chinmoy 24-Hour Race in Canberra this weekend.
The 41 year old runner had hoped to break the 300-kilometre barrier - one of his lifelong goals - and said he could have done so if it had not rained. The weather was hot (36C) for much of the race, with thunderstorms in the last two hours. Kouros' previous record was 294.103 kilometres (182 miles, 1316 yards). Kouros, who now holds Australian and well as Greek citizenship, has approximately 70 standard and non standard records.
Following were his splits: