Beechey Paul

Beechey Paul
  • Full Name: Beechey Paul
  • ID: 4201
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1975-03-31
Mini CV
Im a 42 year old ultra-runner for a few years now.
I ran spartathlon in 2016 and 2017 and for me it was a life changing event both in terms of the race, the finish but more importantly the people that I met!
I cant wait to do it all again for the 3rd time in a row!
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 326 Finish 28:35:57
2016 239 Finish 33:35:41

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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.