Sala Luca

Sala Luca
  • Full Name: Sala Luca
  • ID: 4590
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Italy
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Birthdate: 1971-09-30
Mini CV
2015 - 100 Km di Seregno 7h 46' 55"
2015 - 12h di Costorio 126,000 km
2016 - UltraMilano-Sanremo (282 km) 37h 27'
2016 - 24h Tooting Bec 196,203
2016 - Novecolli (202 km) 26h 48'
2017 - SPARTATHLON 32h 06'
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 320 Finish 32:06:15







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.