Soriano Franco

Soriano Franco
  • Full Name: Soriano Franco
  • ID: 4648
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Philippines
  • Nationality: Philippines
  • Birthdate: 1971-03-30
Mini CV
I started running Ultras since May of 2010. Since then, I have finished more than 100 Ultramarathons, 29 of which are 100 miles or over in distance. These are some of the most notable Ultras that are at least 100 miles in distance that i have finished: Badwater 135 Mile Ultramarathon, Western States 100, Bigfoot 120 Mile Ultra, Hardcore Hundred (in the Philippines), HURT 100, Angeles Crest 100, Kodiak 100, and Vermont 100 just to name some.
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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.