Mihalakellis George

Mihalakellis George
  • Full Name: Mihalakellis George
  • ID: 4973
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Australia
  • Nationality: Australia
  • Birthdate: 1977-05-17
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Looking forward to standing under the Acropolis preparing for what i believe is the ultimate test of speed and endurance.
2 x Coast to Kosciusko 240 km finish
A dozen 100 mile races and 200+ parkruns, all in preparation for the road to sparta. :) after finishing in 2018 with only 5 minutes to go. Excited for my second attempt. :)
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 355 Finish 35:54:04







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.