Adam ‘Tango’ Holland, 30, an elite extreme endurance athlete from Tavistock, Devon wins international marathon in Paphos. Cyprus.
Adam Holland, England Athletics 50k Ultra Distance Champion and Guinness World Record holder, won the Logicom Cyprus marathon this weekend.
His latest victory takes his total number of marathons run to 344 with 195 wins and ranks him top five in the world for marathon victories.
Alongside Adam, this prestigious event, now in its 20th year, saw over 2,500 people competing, including a large number of British runners.
The spectacular course starts at Petra Tou Romiou – legendary birthplace of Aphrodite – and finishes in front of the former Byzantine fort at Kato Paphos harbour where huge crowds gather to cheer the runners to the finish line.
Adam, who is 30 and a member of the Tavistock Athletics Club, said of the achievement: “I’ve not taken part in this marathon before, the atmosphere was brilliant, the course is stunning and I am hoping to return again next year”.
He completed the Logicom Cyprus marathon in a staggering time of 2 hours 46 minutes, but wants to return next year to beat the course record (set by Salameh Al Aqra from Jordan in 2005) of 2 hours 33 minutes.
Adam is not shy of a challenge, he ran his personal best last year in Paris, when he completed the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris in 2 hours 27 minutes and in 2019, he intends to run with a group, from John ‘O Groats to Land’s End for the charity Kids Run Free; 860 miles in 17 days, for which he is currently collecting sponsorships.
Adam’s next event is on Saturday, when he represents Devon in the UK
Inter- County Cross Country Championships at Loughborough, UK.
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About Adam Holland
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