Tullett Russell

Tullett Russell
  • Full Name: Tullett Russell
  • ID: 4834
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1961-12-23
Mini CV
I have been running for 10 years and have been participating in ultras since I began. I have completed a number of 50 and 100 mile events in that time.

I have been to sparta 5 times as a supporter and crew for other members of the British spartathlon team and now look forward to being there as a participant.
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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