Kamrani Behnam

Kamrani Behnam
  • Full Name: Kamrani Behnam
  • ID: 3518
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Nationality: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Birthdate: 1974-09-19
Mini CV
I was born and raised in Zagrous Mountains in western Iran, which is part of Kurdistan region. I started middle distance running back in university days in 1998. However, I became a regular runner after I randomly participated in my first running race, Gothenburg half marathon 2005, in Sweden. In 2008 I was introduced to ultraruuning in a training weekend named ‘KUL helgen’ in Sweden when I ran 45 miles for the first time.

- First Overall 50 Mile Winner of Yankee Spring Winter Challenge, Michigan/USA, January 4, 2014
- Third overall 100 km, Bangalore Ultra, Bangalore, India, November 12, 2016
- Third overall Kaveri trail marathon, Mysore, India, November 27, 2016
- Third overall place 100 km, LSD Woodstock Run, Michigan/USA, September 6, 2014
- Fifth overall place 50 Mile Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky/USA; March 9, 2013
- Receiver Running Achievement Award, Ann Arbor Track Club, Michigan/USA, December 2013
- Road Runner Club of America Certified Running Coach; since January 2014
- Official pacer in number of marathon races

Date Race Distance State Time Crew Usage Pacer Usage
Sep 24, 2015 Spartathlon 152 M Greece 35:31:35 Yes No
Sep 19, 2015 IMTUF 100 M Idaho 35:58:32 No No
Sep 26, 2014 Spartathlon* 152 M Greece 35:40:00 Yes No
Jul 27, 2013 Burning River 100 M Ohio 29:44:44 No No
Jul 15, 2013 Badwater 135 135 M California 47:19:37 Yes Yes
Jun 29, 2013 Western States 100 M California 29:01:13 No Yes
May 19, 2012 Keys Ultras 100 M Florida 26:38:05 No No
Jun 16, 2012 Mohican Trail 100 M Ohio 28:53:20 No No
Jul 28, 2012 Burning River 100 M Ohio 23:12:22 No No
Sep 7, 2012 Hallucination 100 M Michigan 26:55:47 No Yes
*) unofficial finish
Race #BIB C/P Time
2015 120 Finish 35:30:10

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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.