Jackson Thomas

Jackson Thomas
  • Full Name: Jackson Thomas
  • ID: 4841
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1960-05-16
Mini CV
Finisher- Spartathlon 2018 and around 45 other 100 mile+ races, including
Bighorn 100- 7 finishes
Plain 100- 2 finishes
Cascade Crest 100- 2 finishes
Badger Mountain 100- 4 finishes
Western States 100
Wasatch 100
Bigfoot 120
Fat Dog 120
Salt Flats 100
Scout Mountain 100
Ghosts of Yellowstone 100
Yellowstone-Teton 100
Bear 100- 2 finishes
ATY 48 hour X 4
Pigtails 150 mile X2
Best experience as a runner was the 2018 Spartathlon running with other runners form around the world in one of the worlds most beautiful places.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2022 179 Finish 36:10:15
2021 326 Finish 35:23:34
2018 359 Finish 35:34:18

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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.