Lizak Marisa

Lizak Marisa
  • Full Name: Lizak Marisa
  • ID: 5371
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1979-07-06
Mini CV
Professional: Commercial Real Estate Investing & Financing, focusing on Hospitality assets.

Running: Training for Spartathlon changed my life, and experiencing Spartathlon captured my heart. It's a privilege to be a part of its remarkable and inspiring history.

Spartathlon 2021 Finisher: 1st American Overall, 4th Female Overall.
Spartathlon 2019 Finisher: 1st American Female, 2nd American Overall, 6th Female Overall.

100-mile PR of 14:25:08.
Jackpot Ultra Running Festival 2020 – 100-Mile USATF Road National Championship: 1st Female.
24-Hour PR of 148.08 miles (North American Female AG 40-44 Record).
200km North American Female AG 40-44 Record.
48-Hour PR of 243.555 miles (Women's American Record).
Race #BIB C/P Time
2022 201 Finish 25:34:00
2021 187 Finish 27:04:49
2019 297 Finish 31:33:32

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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.