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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










Video Dedicated to the 30 years of SPARTATHLON


News - Information
Announcement 18/09/2014

The first athletes that will abandon the race and do not have a supporter, will stay overnight at the hotel of Githeio Belle Helene.



Glyfada Hotels - Accommodation


Participants and Supporters are kindly requested to search the following tables for the Hotel Accommodation in Glyfada Athens. The selection of groups is by country, as indicated in the Participation list in the website of Spartathlon.
Everyone immediately after their arrival must go directly to the hotel for check in which will be based on named statements.

Race registrations will be in Hotel Fenix.

In case of problems refer to the Hotel Reception.

No further email or vouchers will be send and not another announcement will be done.

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Following the next links you will find usefull information for the SPARTATHLON Race 2014.

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