Holmgren Cecilie

Holmgren Cecilie
  • Full Name: Holmgren Cecilie
  • ID: 4567
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: Norway
  • Nationality: Norway
  • Birthdate: 1977-07-06
Mini CV
24 H EC Albi 201 km 2016
24 H Espoo 203 km 2016
48 H Bislett 306 km 2015
24 H Bislett 210 km 2017
Sparthatlon 2018 finisher
Bislett 24 hour 2018 209.8 km

Trondheim-Oslo 500 k 5 days 7 hour
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 228 Finish 34:02:17







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.