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Greek athlete fulfils dream of her differently abled student, carries her to the top of Mount Olympus

The Fact News Service

October 15

An athlete from Greece has done something incredible to fulfil the lifelong dream of his differently-abled student.

Marios Giannakou, who is long-distance runner, carried his student Eleftheria Tosiou on his back and walked all the way to the top of Mount Olympus.

As per reports in Times Now Although Marios had already scaled Mount Olympus a jaw-dropping 50 times in his career, he had no hesitation in going to the top for the 51st time.

Marios met Eleftheria, a 22-year-old Biology student, in September. During a meeting, she told him that she always wanted to climb Mount Olympus.

So, in just a few weeks, Marios decided to actually fulfil his student’s dream of reaching the top of the mountain.

The athlete revealed his plans to climb the mountain on Instagram. He informed his followers that Eleftheria would become the first person with a disability to reach the highest point.

For the climb, Marios acquired all the necessary tools and carried Eleftheria on his back using a modified backpack.

The pair reached Mount Mytikas, the highest point of Mount Olympus, on October 5 at 9:02 AM.

Marios and Eleftheria rested at a refuge after reaching that height of 2,400 metres. The next morning they started their climb for Mount Mytikas, which is at 2,918 m.

(story sourced through inputs from agencies)

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