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International Historical Ultramarathon Race ATHENS - SPARTA 246 klm

SPARTATHLON is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is one of the most difficult and satisfying ultra-distance races in the world because of its unique history and background.

This page was created to provide you with information about the race, the history of the event, statistics, photos and information on how you can participate. In our pages you can also find the latest news from the International Spartathlon Association (I.S.A.) and details of our International Offices, which you may contact for more information.

The Spartathlon revives the footsteps of Pheidippides, an ancient Athenian long distance runner, who in 490 BC, before the battle of Marathon, was sent to Sparta to seek help in the war between the Greeks and the Persians. According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, Pheidippides arrived in Sparta the day after his departure from Athens.

From 1984 the International Association "Spartathlon" was founded, which since then has continuously organized the race each September. The choice of this month is because that is the time reported by Herodotus for Pheidippides’ run to Sparta

Official Video Race 2014



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Εκδρομή ΣΠΑΡΤΑΘΛΟΝ 10/05/2015

Το Δ.Σ. ΣΠΑΡΤΑΘΛΟΝ με χαρά ανακοινώνει την ημερήσια εκδρομή του Συνδέσμου που αφορά Μέλη, Εθελοντές και φίλους του ΣΠΑΡΤΑΘΛΟΝ σε Αρχαία Νεμέα (με επίσκεψη στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο και Μουσείο), Βάση βουνού, Σάγγας, Νεστάνη που θα γίνει την Κυριακή 10 Μαίου.

Reminder for Entry Form 2015

Runners included in the entrants list have received an invitation by email to fill-in the online entry form. Please remember the deadline is April 15.
If you are in the entrants list and have not received this email yet, please check your spam folder and if you still can't find it, notify I.S.A. immediately ( at

Entrants and Waiting List 2015

Dear athletes,

In the next links we include the Entrants list and Waiting list of the 2015 race

Entrants List 2015

Waiting List 2015

The board of Spartathlon

Athlete Actions

Updated 15/01/2015 - 28/02/2015
Final List - Τελική Λίστα

Official Photos 2014

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