Jones JBob

Jones JBob
  • Full Name: Jones JBob
  • ID: 4402
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1964-04-13
Mini CV
My name is J.Bob and I am a retired and disabled US Army Officer who runs ultra-marathons. As of 14 Dec 2016, I have run 12 100 mile or longer races, both on trail and roads. I won the inaugural 2014 Pumpkin Holler 135.6 mile ultra marathon, finished 5th overall in the 2016 "Last Annual" Vol State road race in under five days, and on 11 Dec 2016 I placed 12th at the Daytona 100 ultra marathon in a time of 19:15. My passion is running and helping others to accomplish their fitness and running goals.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 227 Finish 34:21:28







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.