Ultra-Marathon Expert Karnazes Aspires to Run in Greece

Dean Karnazes

An initiative is starting in Messinia and Arcadia for the first marathon: Navarino Challenge Run. Dean Karnazes, the Ambassador of the Navarino Challenge, and supporter of the idea of fair play, will be the world’s leading Greek- American Supreme Marathon runner.

Two of the Westin’s main motto’s are “eat well” and “move well”. There is a lot of appreciation and respect toward the Westin Resort Costa Navarino, one of the main supporters organizing the first Navarino Challenge Run, led by Dean Karnazes.

The Run will take place in the Greek regions of Messinia and Arcadia from the 18th – 20th October with the participation of Karnazes, the Greek-American ultra-marathon runner, who will run for the first time in Greece. The focus of this marathon is to raise awareness on the issue of childhood obesity, and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. All participation revenues from the Navarino Challenge will be donated to the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University.

The Navarino Challenge Run will be held on three different routes – with Karnazes participating in all of them.

Dean Karnazes is a Greek- American ultra-marathon runner, and author of “Ultra marathon Man: Confessions of an All Night Runner,” which details ultra endurance running for the general public. Karnazes has been described as “the world’s most famous ultra-marathon runner.”