Kegis Gunars

Kegis Gunars
  • Full Name: Kegis Gunars
  • ID: 3465
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Latvia
  • Nationality: Latvia
  • Birthdate: 1967-12-08
Mini CV
PB 24h race - 229.174m World Championsip Torino 2015
Spartathlon finisher 2016 - 30h 39 min. 57s
Spartathlon finisher 2017 - 31h 23min. 49s
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 229 Finish 31:23:49
2016 273 Finish 30:38:51

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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.