Werbonat Jens

Werbonat Jens
  • Full Name: Werbonat Jens
  • ID: 3907
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Germany
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Birthdate: 1973-02-09
Mini CV
I ran my first marathon in 2003. Once on the long distance, I developed to a "runner-in-nature" which is just passion. The distances and my experience have grown step by step, but Spartathlon has been really far away for me until 2014, when i finished the "TorTour de Ruhr" in Germany, 230k under unbelievable hot weather conditions (unbelievable for Germany ;-). After that i knew that i would be able to finish Spartathlon, too, which i did 2015 for the first time. Now my second start and i hope my second finish!? I´m looking forward to a great race with so many friendly people and helping hands who are still in my mind from the year 2015!
Race #BIB C/P Time
2019 315 Finish 31:05:17
2015 244 Finish 32:14:01

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Described as the world's most grueling race, the Spartathlon runs over rough tracks and muddy paths (often it rains during the race), crosses vineyards and olive groves, climbs steep hillsides and, most challenging of all, takes the runners on the 1,200 meter ascent and descent of Mount Parthenio in the dead of night.
This is the mountain, covered with rocks and bushes, on which it is said Pheidippides met the god Pan.

Spartathlon is the event that brings this deed to attention today by drawing a legend out of the depths of history. The idea for its creation is belongs to John Foden, a British RAF Wing Commander. As a lover of Greece and student of ancient Greek history, Foden stopped his reading of Herodotus' narration regarding Pheidippides, puzzled and wondering if a modern man could cover the distance from Athens to Sparta, i.e. 250 kms, within 36 hours.