Špela Šavs was born on November 29th 1970 in Kranj, Slovenia. Ever since her young age she has proved herself as a skilled skiier and an enthusiast runner. Educated in economics, she is a mother of her two daughters and runs private minimarket along with her husband.
For the past 15 years she has been participating in different races, but the turning point has come in 2010 when she finished her first marathon race in Rome, Italy. Next most important turning point was when she ran through the finish line of her first ultramarathon in 2012 in Biel, Switzerland. The race she is most proud of would be 2016 ultramarathon 24h race in Belgrade, Serbia when she finished in absolute 3rd place, first among women. In 2016 she ran Ultrabalaton race (222 km) in Hungary.
In 2017 she was putting all her effort into preparation for this year's Spartathlon. With help of her personal trainer Rajko Podgornik, who was also the trainer of his late wife Ruth when she ran Spartathlon as first Slovene woman in history.
Along with good support of her trainer and her family, she is more than ready for Spartathlon, and running through the finish line in Sparta for the second time would be her dream come true.
Here is result of ultramarathon, Belgrade 2015:
Here is result of Ultrabalaton 2016:
Here is result of Spartatlon 2017: