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Constantine “Dean” Karnazes is the new Ambassador of Greek Tourism

Photo:  Photo by Santorini Experience (Loukas Hapsis)

Greek-American ultramarathoning legend Constantine “Dean” Karnazes has been appointed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism as the Ambassador of Greek Tourism for the promotion of sports tourism, physical wellness and the Greek Mediterranean diet.

Photo at Ancient Olympia (by Angelos Zymaras)

The title is awarded for a period of two years. Constantine Dean Karnazes is a frequent traveler 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, stating: “It is a tremendous honor to serve in this role and I see a bright and vibrant future for Greece, which is birthplace of the Olympics and the marathon.”

Photo by Navarino Challenge (Vladimir Rys)


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 around the world, including running 135-miles nonstop across Death Valley and running a marathon to the South Pole. He has twice carried the Olympic Torch and is a recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award. For more, visit:

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