Allan Kim

Allan Kim
  • Full Name: Allan Kim
  • ID: 3281
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Birthdate: 1965-10-21
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This will be my second Spartathlon having run it in2014 and thankfully finished it. I have represented NZ twice in the IAU World 24 hr Championships and last year 2015 ran Tor des geant. Unfortunately the race was called off due to extreme weather when I was at the 207km mark. I do not think I have the qualification now as I have been battling injury and a few life changes have made getting the training in hard.
I am now settled in the South Island of New Zealand and my goal for 2020 is to return to Spartathlon and run in this amazing race again. I did compete in the Sri Chinmoy 6 day race in New York in 2017 doing 364 miles, I did this without a support person, going over on my own.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2014 253 Finish 33:28:47

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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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