Pollesel Philippe

Pollesel Philippe
  • Full Name: Pollesel Philippe
  • ID: 4459
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: France
  • Nationality: France
  • Birthdate: 1970-07-31
Mini CV
24h00 de Ploeren, 2016, 221,081 km
Nove Colli 2016
Ultramarin 2015 et 2016
Tour du Lac Léman 2016
Diagonale des fous 2015
Spartathlon 2017
24h00 de Brive 2017, 217 km.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 302 Finish 32:49:27







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.