October 9, 2008 / 12:39 AM / 9 years ago

WITNESS: A 36-hour non-stop run through Greece

<p>Balazs Koranyi, a Reuters correspondent in Budapest for five years, took up ultramarathon running in 2004 after retiring from a middle-distance running career that took him to two Olympic Games.File</p>

Balazs Koranyi, a Reuters correspondent in Budapest for five years, took up ultramarathon running in 2004 after retiring from a middle-distance running career that took him to two Olympic Games. In the following story, he describes his run in the Athens to Sparta Spartathlon: to prepare for it, he ran more than a dozen times over the marathon distance this year, including all-night sorties and 100 km runs through mountains.

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