Vidal Jean-Louis

Vidal Jean-Louis
  • Full Name: Vidal Jean-Louis
  • ID: 6239
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: France
  • Nationality: France
  • Birthdate: 1956-07-31
Mini CV
former sub 2h30 marathoner
ultra runner since 2014

48h in Athens 2018 : 344 km
6 days in Balatonfured 2017 : 800 km

run a few stage races:
JOGLE Ultra 1380 km / 17 Stages in 2018
DeutchlandLauf 1325 km / 19 stages in 2017
Transe Gaule 1190km / 19 stages in 2016

Intégrale de Riquet 2015 : 243 km Canal du midi
UTL 2015 & 2016 : Ultra Tour du Lac Léman : 175 km
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 225 Finish 31:46:29







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.