Bakas Ilias

Bakas Ilias
  • Full Name: Bakas Ilias
  • ID: 4813
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Hellas
  • Nationality: Hellas
  • Birthdate: 1979-06-02
Mini CV
Rodopi Challenge 2017!!!
Olympus Mythical Trail 2017!!!
3ος Δρομος Αθανατων 2017!!!
Ολυμπιος Δρομος 2018!!!
Spartathlon 2018!!!
TeRA 2019!!!
ROUT Classic 100 miles 2019!!!
6ος Δρομος Αθανατων 2020!!!
Spartathlon 2021!!!
Race #BIB C/P Time
2021 254 Finish 35:06:07
2018 334 Finish 29:26:24

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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.