Lam Otto

Lam Otto
  • Full Name: Lam Otto
  • ID: 4482
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1973-11-26
Mini CV
Hi, my name is Otto Lam from New Jersey, USA. I was born in Hong Kong and moved to the USA in 1990. I have finished over 160 marathons and ultra-marathons, including Badwater 135 in 2015, the Grand Slam of Ultra Running in 2016, and the Spartathlon in 2018 and 2021. I'm also an Elite Athlete of the Skechers Performance Elite Team.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2021 102 Finish 34:43:39
2018 121 Finish 34:34:42

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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.