Torjussen Peter Lund

Torjussen Peter Lund
  • Full Name: Torjussen Peter Lund
  • ID: 4190
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Denmark
  • Nationality: Denmark
  • Birthdate: 1967-05-17
Mini CV
For 15 years I have worked in the Swedish HR company, Mercuri Urval. I lead a team of 11 consultants that deliver solutions to big, international companies that require services in multiple countries.
Before Mercuri Urval, I worked as a Divisional Manager in the British service company, Rentokil Initial.
I have been running ultra races in approx 10 years. Before that more then 50 marathons and shorter distances. Last year I partcipated in the Mors 100 miles (finished as 16th and in approx 18:43 h). In 2014 I finished 3th in the Viborg 24 h race with a distance of 188 km.
Besides being a passionate runner I enjoy spending time with my wife and 5 kids:-)
Race #BIB C/P Time
2016 194 Finish 35:25:15
  • 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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