Shakir-Khalil Tarique

Shakir-Khalil Tarique
  • Full Name: Shakir-Khalil Tarique
  • ID: 4075
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1970-08-03
Mini CV
. Comrades 90km race silver medal finisher in 2012 in 7h27; 12th place in 240 km Al Andalus Ultimate Trail multiday race in 2012: MDS finisher in 2013; Nice Ironman 2014 with 3h14 marathon split.
. Ran first 100km road race in 2015 finishing in 3rd place in the 100km de Mécleuves in 8h35.
. Other races include Saintélyon 75km nighrace trail run, 80km Ecotrail de Paris and Ultra Caballo Blanco in Mexico.
. Second attempt at Sparta
. Love running and running loves you right back :)
Race #BIB C/P Time
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  • Banner08 Papadopoulou
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  • Banner10 Lampou
  • Banner11 Attiki
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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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