Athens, April 26, 2023 – The Greek Ministry of Tourism has appointed Greek-American ultramarathoning legend Constantine “Dean” Karnazes as the Ambassador of Greek Tourism to promote sports tourism, physical wellness and the Greek Mediterranean diet.
The title is awarded for two years. Constantine Dean Karnazes is a frequent traveller throughout Greece. His father is from the Peloponnese, and his mother is from the longevity island of Ikaria.
He proudly accepted the appointment as Ambassador of Greek Tourism by the Greek Minister of Tourism, Μr. Vassilis Kikilias stated: “It is a tremendous honour to serve in this role, and I see a bright and vibrant future for Greece, which is the birthplace of the Olympics and the marathon.”
About Constantine “Dean” Karnazes
Named by TIME magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Greek-American ultramarathoning legend Constantine “Dean” Karnazes once ran 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days.
This NY Times bestselling author has raced and competed worldwide, including running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley and running a marathon to the South Pole. He has carried the Olympic Torch twice and received the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award.
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