Mustala Ari

Mustala Ari
  • Full Name: Mustala Ari
  • ID: 2762
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Finland
  • Nationality: Finland
  • Birthdate: 1954-07-05
Mini CV
Race #BIB C/P Time
2013 91 Finish 34:50:01
2011 27 Finish 35:34:32
2010 145 Finish 32:46:00
2009 203 Finish 29:58:02
2007 22 Finish 35:23:28
2004 52 Finish 33:49:47
2001 227 Finish 34:19:06
2000 24 Finish 29:12:45
1999 144 Finish 32:20:54
1998 26 Finish 30:19:37
1997 0 Finish 30:56:00






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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