McCarthy Philip

McCarthy Philip
  • Full Name: McCarthy Philip
  • ID: 6155
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1968-05-23
Mini CV
Spartathlon 2016 finisher: 30:52:04, 2017: 28:41:43
American Record, 48 hours: 257.34 miles, 2011
U.S. National Champion, 24 hours: 2009, 2011
4th place at IAU 24 Hour World Challenge, 2007, 154.4 miles
Completed transcontinental run, San Francisco-New York, 2018, 49:07:55
Top 10 finisher at the Badwater Ultra: 2009 (8th place), 2010 (8th place), 2012 (6th place)
Winner, Beast of Burden Summer 100-mile race, 2015, 15:27:06
Creator and Race Director, The Great New York 100 Mile/100 KM Running Exposition, 2012-present
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 254 Finish 28:41:43
2016 318 Finish 30:50:25

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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.