Athletes

ID Surname Firstname Country Nationality Sex Age
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3397 Abdakovic Mirsad Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Male 45
301 Abe Noriko Japan Japan Female 72
4057 Abee Dick Netherlands Netherlands Male 60
2671 Accarino Francesco Italy Italy Male 50
1771 Achard Bernard France France Male 51
3125 Acheson Paul United Kingdom United Kingdom Male 43
3457 Actins Janis Latvia Latvia Male 47
2665 Adam Zahoran Hungary Hungary Male 33
3177 Adam Nikolaos Germany Germany Male 64
3241 Adam Lint U.S.A U.S.A Male 36
4113 Adamenko Ivan Russian Federation Russian Federation Male 40
3099 Adamopoulos Theodore Hellas Hellas Male 59
2664 Adams James United Kingdom United Kingdom Male 39
2479 Adams Eleanor Female 51
4417 addari paola Italy Italy Female 49
3696 ADELINE THIERRY France France Male 59
3871 Adolfi Lorena Claudia Argentina Argentina Female 43
3326 Afentoulidis Alexandros Hellas Hellas Male 41
4371 Afonso Pedro Spain Portugal Male 39
4550 Agathokleous Ektoras Cyprus Cyprus Male 38
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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.

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