Torjussen Peter Lund

Torjussen Peter Lund
  • Full Name: Torjussen Peter Lund
  • ID: 4190
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Denmark
  • Nationality: Denmark
  • Birthdate: 1967-05-17
Mini CV
For 20 years I have worked in the Swedish HR company, Mercuri Urval. I lead a team of 11 consultants that deliver solutions to big, international companies that require services in multiple countries.
Before Mercuri Urval, I worked as a Divisional Manager in the British service company, Rentokil Initial.
I have been running ultra races in approx 20 years. Before that more then 50 marathons and shorter distances. In May 2020 I qualified for the Danish National Team in Ultra running with a result of 222,3km in a 24 hour race. Last year I partcipated in the UMS and finished in 45:58 hours as 21th in the race. In 2018 I finished 3th in Doliho Ultra and in 2017 I become 3th in Cyprus Ultra as well as Mors 100 miles (finished as 16th and in approx 18:43 h). In 2014 I finished 3th in the Viborg 24 h race with a distance of 188 km.
Besides being a passionate runner I enjoy spending time with my wife and 5 kids:-)
Race #BIB C/P Time
2021 112 Finish 31:11:21
2016 194 Finish 35:25:15

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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.