Byrne Tom

Byrne Tom
  • Full Name: Byrne Tom
  • ID: 5264
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Jordan
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1983-04-28
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I feel that Spartathlon would be an immense challenge for me but one that I could complete with the correct training. I am able to run on all terrain but the main part of my training is on road with lots of elevation.

I average anywhere between 80km - 170km in training depending on what events I am doing. Spartathlon is definitely a dream of mine since first watching a documentary about it when I first got into running.

I have been running marathons since 2013 and have competed in numerous road and desert marathons around the world.

I have also competed in 50km (Jordan Dead Sea Ultra 2017, 2018) and 100km ultra marathons (Malaysia Titit Ultra 2015) road marathons. (finished all)

I have competed in several 100km desert races and finished all. (2016,2017 Wadi Rum 100km, Jordan), (2018 Ultra Mirage 100km Tunisia) (finished all)

I have also competed and finished the (2016, Iznik 140km Turkey)

The qualifying race for this was finishing the OLYMPIAN RACE 2018.

I would have loved to compete in more races and particularly longer road races but in my home country of Jordan, the opportunities are a little limited.

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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.

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