Sobrino Gian Paolo

Sobrino Gian Paolo
  • Full Name: Sobrino Gian Paolo
  • ID: 3796
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Italy
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Birthdate: 1965-02-17
Mini CV
Born in Rome in 1965; Ultra-marathoner since 2009; ultra-trailer since 2012; main races: finisher of Nove Colli Running (3 times), UTMB (Ultratrail Mont Blanc) and Spartathlon in 2015 and many other marathons, ultra-marathons and ultra-trails.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2015 131 Finish 35:42:48







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.