Hearn Bob

Hearn Bob
  • Full Name: Hearn Bob
  • ID: 3752
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1965-10-10
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Bob Hearn holds the over-50 American Records for road 200 km (19:23:52), track 200 km (19:37:20), track 24-hour (240,185 m), road 24-hour (244,870 m), and 48-hour (373,350 m).

His previous Spartathlon finishes are 29:35 (2015) and 27:33 (2016).

He is a semi-retired computer scientist, and coauthor of the once-popular Macintosh program ClarisWorks.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 311 Finish 27:01:08
2016 339 Finish 27:31:27
2015 330 Finish 29:34:08
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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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