Troxel Steve

Troxel Steve
  • Full Name: Troxel Steve
  • ID: 5503
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1959-08-02
Mini CV
I started running somewhat late in life but have found moderate success in the last several years. I have now run 13 races of 100 miles or more and hold the American Age Group (60-64) record for the 48 hour run at 354.745 Km and the 6 day run at 728.582 Km. Unfortunately, I did not finish Spartathlon last year. I made some significant mistakes both in training and in race execution. I feel I have learned a great deal and am planning for a successful race this year.
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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.