Vogel Stephan

Vogel Stephan
  • Full Name: Vogel Stephan
  • ID: 3758
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Qatar
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Birthdate: 1958-03-01
Mini CV
As a resident of Qatar, most of my running these days is in the desert. Which was a good preparation for the Marathon des Sables last year.

I started long distance running 11 years ago, when I prepared for my first marathon. Since then I moved up to multi-day and ultra marathons, including the TransAline run and the Mauerlauf in Berlin (100 miles).

Last year I attempted the Spartathlon, but was not successful. But it was a good learning experience, which helps me to be better prepared this year.
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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.