Araujo Miguel

Araujo Miguel
  • Full Name: Araujo Miguel
  • ID: 3283
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Portugal
  • Nationality: Portugal
  • Birthdate: 1968-09-04
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“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, she knows it must outrun the fastest lion or she will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. he knows he must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or he will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

* Spartathlon 2014
* Comrades 2016
* 5 Ultra Marathons "Caminhos do Tejo" (143Kms)
* 25 Marathons
Race #BIB C/P Time
2014 218 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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