Gordon Steve

Gordon Steve
  • Full Name: Gordon Steve
  • ID: 4150
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1969-04-22
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Ultra running for over 10 years now and have run over 150 marathons..
Best results include MDS, Thames Ring 250 miles, Viking Way and UK Coast to Coast.
I have dreamt about this race for many years as here in the UK it is considered to be the toughest race in the world, it would be an honour for me to compete in a race of such stature.
Race #BIB C/P Time
  • Banner02 Niarchos
  • Nissan
  • ION
  • VIKOS
  • Banner08 Papadopoulou
  • isoton
  • Powerbar
  • Banner09 Lakwnia
  • Banner10 Lampou
  • Banner11 Attiki
  • Livemedia

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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