This text tells the true story of Stylias Kyriakides who, against all odds, entered and triumphed in the 1946 Boston Marathon. Kyriakides ran t just to win, but to draw the world's attention to his home country, Greece, which had resisted Nazi occupation and was torn apart by civil war.
Nick Tsiotos is a teacher in the Boston Public School System. Andy J. Dabilis is a night editor at the Boston Globe. They are coauthors of Harry Agganis: The Golden Greek, An All-American Story.