Dimizas Leads Runners to Break World Record

Assistant Morraine Valley Cross Country Coach Dimitri Dimizas, a member at St. Nicholas Church in Oak Lawn, IL, along with Joe Lerner, assistant cross country coach at Trinity Christian College, coached runners in the record-breaking 100x10k relay.

Coaches Dimitri Dimizas, Joe Lerner, and the Guinness World Record-breaking team. Photo courtesy: Dimitri Dimizas
Coaches Dimitri Dimizas, Joe Lerner, and the Guinness World Record-breaking team. Photo courtesy: Dimitri Dimizas

Dimizas, a former Cyclone himself, along with Lerner, led 100 runners from Morraine Valley Community College and other area schools. The race, which began on June 25, 2015, culminated on June 28, shattering the previous record by about 8 hours. The coaches, who are good friends, planned the race over the last year. In an article on Morraine Valley’s website, Dimizas called it “surreal,” and said that he didn’t expect that they would actually beat the Guinness World Record.

A story made the Chicago Tribune website as well.

Congrats!

Maria A. Karamitsos

Maria A. Karamitsos

Founder & Editor at WindyCity Greek
For 10 years, Maria served as the Associate Editor and Senior Writer for The Greek Star newspaper. Her work has been published in GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald, GreekReporter, HarlotsSauce Radio, Women.Who.Write, and more. Maria has contributed to three books: Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes; The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook; and the inaugural Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal.
Maria A. Karamitsos

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