Korab Robert

Korab Robert
  • Full Name: Korab Robert
  • ID: 4197
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Poland
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Birthdate: 1970-04-07
Mini CV
I'm 46 years old, and I run since 2002. My resume contains of over 80 marathons and ultra-marathons. Ultra distances is what I cherish the most.
In 2014 one of my dreams came to true, when I completed The North Face UTMB. Since then I kept thinking about my other goal which is the magical SPARTATHLON. My entire 2015 was dedicated to prepare for that goal, and to complete all necessary requirements.
In April 2015 I ran 12h of Ruda Slaska, and covered 120.5km. Then between June 6th and June 15th 2015 I ran the entire Red Trail of Beskid . That was 520km with 19500m of elevation gain, and all totally self supported, done in predicted 9 days. Also that was my main preparation for July's ultra trail called Seven Picks Run, prestigious 240km of trail with 7600m of elevation gain, all done in 36 hours and 19 minutes, which gave mi 2nd place Open. Next task was September's running in 24 hours Polish Championship. After 210.175 km, I was lucky to get 5th place in men's general classification.
My hope is that this way I acquired some required minimums for Sparthatlon. Also I feel confident that I'm ready to take my chances on the road from Athens to Sparta. I humbly wish that in September of 2016 I will be standing on the start line of my biggest dream and greatest goal.

With warmest regards,
Robert Korab
Race #BIB C/P Time
2016 224 Finish 31:13:54

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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.