Ilott Martin

Ilott Martin
  • Full Name: Ilott Martin
  • ID: 2576
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1964-05-14
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6 Spartathlon finishes out of 12 - hoping to get invited for 13 start!
Passionate marathon, ultra-marathon runner and Spartathlete
First marathon Paris 1989
100 Marathon Harrow 1999
First ultra London to Brighton 2000
9 Grand Union Canal finishes out of 12
Lands End to John O'Groats 26 days 2003
Los Angeles to New York 72 days 2007
Best marathon time 2:59:59 Berlin
Best Spartathlon 33:25
Race #BIB C/P Time
2016 243 Finish 34:59:06
2011 13 Finish 34:52:04
2010 25 Finish 34:20:00
2008 27 Finish 35:07:04
2006 21 Finish 34:25:01
2005 17 Finish 33:28:05
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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.

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