Joeri Schepers

Joeri Schepers
  • Full Name: Joeri Schepers
  • ID: 3844
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Belgium
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Birthdate: 1971-05-31
Mini CV
Running since 2006, dreaming of Sparta since 2008. Moderate runner that runs over the 150 marathon and ultra-races. But specialy for Sparta changed way of training in 2015. So I ran in 2015: 100km in 9h56, Marathon in 3h20 and 1/2-marathon in 1h30. In 2017 finished Spartathlon out of time in 36h21m.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 266 Finish 36:21:36







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.