- Greek Subcollection Balkan Athletics Championships
- 10 October 1953
- 24 May 2005
- Athletes (long-distance runner)
- 10000 metres (Men) - Marathon - 5000 metres
- Hellenic Amateur Athletic Association
- Q6835920 ⟶ Q6835920
Michalis Koussis (Greek: Μιχάλης Κούσης; 10 October 1953 – 24 May 2005) was a Greek Marathon and long-distance runner who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics, in the 1980 Summer Olympics, and in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Koussis was born in 1953 in Agrinio in Aetolia-Acarnania, western Greece. He was an athlete of the Agrinio Gymnast Company (GEA) and a member of the Greek national team from 1971 to 1987. He participated in the Olympic Games in 1976 and in 1984 and won many times Panhellenic and Balkan records in marathon running. He finished fourth in the 1980 Boston Marathon. His greatest moment was the gold medal which he won in 1979, during the Mediterranean Games, in Split, in present-day Croatia, where he finished just slightly away from the world record. In the same year, he was named the Greek Male Athlete of the Year. He also ran at the 1982 European Championships Marathon.
He died in 2005, from heart problems, while training on a beach in Thessalonik⟶ wikipedia