Papanikitas aangevallen en gewond tijdens training
Zondag 1 augustus 2004
Op de site van de IAU kwam vandaag 1/8 van de hand van Jan Vandendriessche het volgende zeer verontrustende en slechte bericht:
National Champion Marc Papanikitas, and the big hope for the Belgium team for the coming World Cup 100km in Winschoten, was this morning attacked by a group of Moroccan youngsters during his trainingsrun in the park of Antwerp (Belgium). They attacked him with their fists and sticks. Marc was brought into the City Hospital with several injuries on his legs so it is the question if he will get ready for the WC in Winschoten. Marc ran his first sub-7h during the last Night of Flanders in Torhout (18 June 2004) and with a 3th place overall.