Races

ID Title Year Race Date Reg. Start Reg. Finish
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35 2017 2017 2017-09-29 07:00:00 2017-01-19 23:59:07 2017-02-20 23:59:19
34 2016 2016 2016-09-30 07:00:00 2016-01-15 00:00:38 2016-02-21 12:00:00
33 2015 2015 2015-09-25 07:00:00 2015-01-15 13:24:18 2015-02-28 13:24:20
32 2014 2014 2014-09-26 07:00:00 2014-02-01 00:00:00 2014-05-01 00:00:00
31 2013 2013 2013-09-27 07:00:00 2013-02-01 07:00:00 2013-05-01 07:00:00
30 2012 2012 2012-09-28 07:00:00 2012-02-01 07:00:00 2012-05-01 07:00:00
29 2011 2011 2011-09-30 07:00:00 2011-02-01 07:00:00 2011-05-01 07:00:00
28 2010 2010 2010-09-30 07:00:00 2010-02-01 07:00:00 2010-05-01 07:00:00
27 2009 2009 2009-09-25 07:00:00 2009-02-01 00:00:00 2009-05-01 07:00:00
26 2008 2008 2008-09-26 07:00:00 2008-02-01 00:00:00 2008-05-01 07:00:00
25 2007 2007 2007-09-28 07:00:00 2007-01-28 07:00:00 2007-03-28 07:00:00
24 2006 2006 2006-09-29 07:00:00 2006-01-29 07:00:00 2006-03-29 07:00:00
23 2005 2005 2005-09-30 07:00:00 2015-01-26 11:38:32 2015-03-28 11:38:34
22 2004 2004 2004-10-01 07:00:00 2004-01-01 07:00:00 2004-03-01 07:00:00
21 2003 2003 2003-09-26 07:00:00 2003-01-26 07:00:00 2003-03-26 07:00:00
20 2002 2002 2002-09-27 07:00:00 2002-01-27 07:00:00 2002-03-27 07:00:00
19 2001 2001 2001-09-28 07:00:00 2001-01-28 07:00:00 2001-03-28 07:00:00
18 2000 2000 2000-09-29 07:00:00 2000-01-29 07:00:00 2000-03-29 07:00:00
17 1999 1999 1999-09-24 07:00:00 1999-01-24 07:00:00 1999-03-24 07:00:00
16 1998 1998 1998-09-24 07:00:00 1998-01-24 07:00:00 1998-03-24 07:00:00
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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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