Preil József

Preil József
  • Full Name: Preil József
  • ID: 4866
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Hungary
  • Nationality: Hungary
  • Birthdate: 1978-02-04
Mini CV
Father of one young boy. My bonding to the running started when my wife got pregnant with our baby. It was a very mysterious when she was told the baby had no heart sound, but I did not believe it just started to run. The day after we could hear his heart beating. A couple of years later shortly before Christmas I just could not get out of the bed because of a strange illness. All the legs were hurt like hell and hardly could move them. Just did not giving up and after several years I could started to run again. Since then I just cannot stop running. Running is like the pray. Spartathlon. What does this mean to me? Pilgrimage. I have stones take them to Leonidas legs
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 277 Finish 33:52:11

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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.