C/P 35

ID 36
Title C/P 35
Number 35
Live 1
km 123.3
km to next 4.1
km to finish 123.5
Latitude 37.8077842942904
Longitude 22.7067095712146
Altitude 0
Short Description
ANCIENT NEMEA. Square of St. Andrew’s Church. Major Control and Reporting Point, Supplies / Communication & Medical Attendance
Water, COCA COLA, Juice, Currants, Sesame, Fruits, Bread, Biscuits, Milk, Cofee, Potato Chips, Rusks, Chocolate, Sugar, Honey, Figs, Nuts, Isotonics, Yogurt, Light Meals
Major Control and Reporting Point, Supplies / Communication & Medical Attendance






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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