Bacon Martin

Bacon Martin
  • Full Name: Bacon Martin
  • ID: 4168
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1966-04-03
Mini CV
GUCR 2015 (27.17)
Thames Path 100 miles 2012 (17:41)
Thames Path 100 miles 2013 (1st place, 18:10)
Spartathlon 2014 (32:34)
GUCR 2015 (27:16)
Spartathlon 2016 (33:37)
THAMES RING 250 71.29

Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 254 Finish 35:18:27
2016 237 Finish 33:35:25
2014 217 Finish 32:35:17

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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.