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International Historical Ultramarathon Race ATHENS - SPARTA 246 klm


SPARTATHLON is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is one of the most difficult and satisfying ultra-distance races in the world because of its unique history and background.

This page was created to provide you with information about the race, the history of the event, statistics, photos and information on how you can participate. In our pages you can also find the latest news from the International Spartathlon Association (I.S.A.) and details of our International Offices, which you may contact for more information.

The Spartathlon revives the footsteps of Pheidippides, an ancient Athenian long distance runner, who in 490 BC, before the battle of Marathon, was sent to Sparta to seek help in the war between the Greeks and the Persians. According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, Pheidippides arrived in Sparta the day after his departure from Athens.

From 1984 the International Association "Spartathlon" was founded, which since then has continuously organized the race each September. The choice of this month is because that is the time reported by Herodotus for Pheidippides’ run to Sparta

 
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Francisco Valenzuela race report

Frankie Val Spartathlon Race Report 2014

En 2008 yo era una persona con sobrepeso y problemas de salud, los niveles de presión arterial eran elevadísimos, tenía 37 años. Esto me llevó a cambiar mi estilo de vida, comencé a correr y todo dio un giro de 180°
Además de correr, me aficioné por las revistas de corredores y fue en una de ellas que leí, en mayo de 2010, un artículo de Miguel Ángel Basurco, donde contaba su experiencia en una carrera llamada Espartatlón y decía que “Es la carrera más dura del mundo y quien no me crea, que vaya para allá” Seguí leyendo el artículo y causó tal impresión en mí que se convirtió en un sueño, en una meta…aunque yo no corría más de 63 kilómetros, mucho menos en asfalto pues hasta ese momento lo que practicaba era el Trai Running pero haría lo imposible por asistir.

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Andrei Nana race report

Andrei Nana Spartathlon Race Report 2014

My participation in this amazing race took place two weeks ago. As an ultrarunner I cannot be more humbled and honored to have received an invitation for the second year in a row.
The Spartathlon represents everything that is pure and great about ultrarunning, simply put it, it is the Center of ultrarunning and my own personal Center…

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Αθανασιάδης Σταύρος race report

Στη Περίπολο του Rock: Spartathlon Race Report 2014

Για ποιον τρέχεις Σταύρο ;;; Γιατί τρέχεις Σταύρο ;;;

Πολύ τρέξιμο, λίγα λόγια…. αρκετές παράγραφοι για έναν αγώνα όχι όμως οποιοδήποτε αγώνα…

Χωρίς αμφιβολία το να τρέξεις το Σπάρταθλο για πρώτη φορά και να καταλάβεις ακριβώς τι έχεις καταφέρει ,είναι αρκετά δύσκολο έως ακατόρθωτο. Όπως επίσης το να ευχαριστηθείς τον αγώνα. Το άγχος ,το άγνωστο της πρώτης φόρας είναι παράγοντες που δρουν αρνητικά στη χαρά και σε αυτό που λέμε «ευχαριστήθηκα - έζησα τον αγώνα και τη διαδρομή 100%». Είναι ωραίο να ζεις τον αγώνα και όχι απλά να τον τρέχεις.

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