1000 km Balkan is a cross-border endurance sport and charity event. It lasts for 11 days combining biking and running of near 100 km per day on average without interruption.

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Amazing people attend 1000 Balkan

1000 Balkan is a comraderie of great people with amazing human achievements, all of them with impressive personal transformational stories.
Here are just few of them
Slavi Nestorov
  • Senior multinational manager in Medicine
  • Climbed Mt Everest in 2018
  • Climbed Aconcagua in 2017
  • Climbed Denali (McKinley) in 2019
  • Aims to do the 7 Summits
  • Active fund raiser
Andrei Rosu
  • Former banker
  • Motivational speaker
  • Explorer – North Pole marathon, Deca IronMan, Antlantic Challenge, Everest marathon, Arc-to-Arc triathlon and 6633 ultra marathon finisher, the first Romanian to cross the English channel
  • Active fund raiser.
Iulian Roratu
  • Fireman
  • Winner in the 2019 Australia
  • 522 km desert ultra marathon
  • 2nd at the 2018 Antarctica 245 km ultra marathon
  • Successful finisher in Gobi, Sahara and Acatama deserts ultra marathons
  • Active fund raiser
Pieter Wessel
  • Partner in a large multinational consultancy
  • Finisher of dozens of world marathons, including 2 times Boston marathon
  • One of the 5 finishers of 1000 Balkan
  • Active fund raiser
Victor Vlad
  • Professional running coach and key promoter of running in Romania
  • Founder of Elite Running Association
  • Finisher of dozens of international long-distance races with lots of podiums
  • Active fund raiser
Ilie Rosu
  • Former military officer
  • The flag bearing runner – >200 international marathons finished running with flags
  • Founder of the chain of Romanian historical marathons
Andrei Gligor
  • IT specialist
  • 2nd place at the 2019 Australia 522 km desert ultra marathon
  • 2 times finisher of the Sahara ultra marathon
  • 1000 Balkan finisher
  • Active fund raiser
Razvan Staicu
  • Dental surgeon
  • One of the top Romanian triathlonists and finisher of dozens of international Iron Man formats
  • Regular biking participant in 1000 Balkan
  • Transformed his life some 10 years ago when his weight was over 100 kg
Hiroku Ogava
  • Japanese language teacher and former ski instructor
  • One of the top runner in the world in her age group
  • Hundreds of international marathons and races run
  • Regular participant in 1000 Balkan
  • Active fund raiser
Elenko Elenkov
  • Project management expert
  • Chairman of Begach Running Club
  • Key contribution to running movement in Bulgaria
  • Participant in dozens of international running and biking events
Gabriel Solomon
  • IT programmer
  • Founder of Galantom, the largest sports e-donation platform in Romania
  • Challenger of numerous running Guinness records
  • Active fundraiser

Only 5 people have finished successfully the full 1000 Balkan distance so far

Stanislav Georgiev
  • 5 times – in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017
  • Bulgarian
Pieter Wessel
  • In 2015
  • Dutch
Claudiu Beletoiu
  • In 2016
  • Romanian
Andrei Gligor
  • In 2015
  • Romanian
Florin Nastase
  • In 2014
  • Romanian