György Kolonics Memorial Run


György Kolonics Memorial Run
György Kolonics, a two-time Olympic champion canoe, left the ranks of the Hungary's living sports legends at a tragically young age.

However, sports fans will never forget his memory: since Koló also loved to run in addition to canoeing, organisers honor him with a big joint running race every year.

Of course on the waterfront: on Népsziget again this year!

Your place is there if you enjoy running, the closeness to nature and you love meaningful community experiences!

György Kolonics: two-time Olympic and fifteen-time world champion Hungarian canoe. (Budapest, June 4, 1972 - Budapest, July 15, 2008)

He died 12 years ago, on July 15, 2008, 24 days before the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, at the age of 36, unexpectedly, during training.

Koló prepared for his fifth Olympics as a gold medalist, where he would have competed with György Kozmann in C2 at 500 and 1000 meters.

Tamás Kiss started in the doubles instead. At the Olympics, every Hungarian kayak-canoe wore a mourning ribbon in memory of Koló, and finally the Kozmann – Kiss pair won a bronze medal at 1000 m C2.
Place: KSI Vizitelep U-Öböl Népsziget, Budapest, Hungary
Address: KSI Vizitelep
Phone: 1138 Budapest, Népsziget u. 2
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