Athlete Carries Disabled Woman Up Mount Olympus

In a display of heroic generosity, long-distance runner Marios Giannakou decided to help 22-year old biology student Eleftheria Tosiou who suffers from a physical disability achieve her dream.

Tosiou has had the dream to climb Mt. Olympus since she was a little girl. Though her physical disability kept her from doing so by herself, she was able to live out her dream with a little help.

With Tosiou securely harnessed in a modified backpack, Giannakos, and an 8 member support team, ascended Mt. Mytikas, highest of Olympus’s peaks.  During the 10 hour hike up the mountain, the team stopped for two breaks before reaching the 2,918 meter mountain summit.

Giannakos, an accomplished athlete who has trekked 168 miles across the Al Marmoum Desert, is no stranger to a challenge. Having taken first place in a frigid 93-mile cross-country race in Antarctica a few years ago, he was equipped physically and mentally for the task.

When describing the climb, Giannakos remarked to the Greek Reporter, “For me, all international races, the medals and the distinctions so far, mean little compared to that goal.”

Giannakou  stated on Instagram, “There is nothing more real than the dream.”

Source: Good News Network