Dierx Wilma

Dierx Wilma
  • Full Name: Dierx Wilma
  • ID: 6182
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Birthdate: 1966-05-12
Mini CV
19.-20.09.2020 De 24 Uur van Deventer (NED) 24h
190.179 km Dierx, Wilma Loopgroep Aart Stigter Overall: 10 F: 3 Cat W50: 1

Finisher Spartathlon 2013-2014-2015-2017-2018-2019

9x 24 hours run + 200km and 11x 24 hours run between 170-197 km
Race #BIB C/P Time
2022 293 Finish 36:06:56
2019 88 Finish 35:05:58
2018 218 Finish 33:49:46
2017 166 Finish 31:26:59
2016 295 Finish 34:18:45
2014 294 Finish 34:46:02
2013 207 Finish 31:50:10

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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.