Stelios Kyriakidis, GSO athlete of Track, is the person that has stamped with golden letters the passage of himself and Cyprus through World Athletics and remained in the history as the modern Fidipides.

Kyriakides was a high class Marathon runner that represented Cyprus and Greece in Balkan, International, World and Olympic Games, breaking the record of Marathon, which he kept for 33 years, putting his name in the Guinness Book of Records.

His biggest achievement was his victory in the Marathon of Boston in 1946 at the moment where the world tried to overpass World War II and Greece was going through the worst moments of her modern history.

As himself reported, he wanted to run and win in order to exploit his victory by asking the American People to help Greece that was experiencing the destructions of WW2 and a civil war.

This big athlete of GSO remained forever faithful to GSO, the association that highlighted him, honoring in this way the oldest athletic association of his country.