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  • Coverage of the Regional Hospitals throughout the length of the route

Regional Hospitals CORINTH, ARGOS, TRIPOLEOS, SPARTA, is standby during the race to accept athletes with emergencies from the nearest point on the route.

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  • Ambulance Stations for the immediate evacuation of heavy events.

Throughout the course of the race Ambulance located at Stations 1) Greece Kahn 2) Arch.Korinthos 3) Arch.Nemea 4) Malandeni 5) Lykeia, 6) Base Mountain 7) Nestani, 8) Tegea Alley 9) Monument. Also ambulances are on the move, between the main stations, direct response and evacuation to the nearest district hospital.

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  • Medical Support Groups-Care on 36 hours

At Stations 1) Greece Kahn 2) Arch.Nemea, 3) Lyrkia, 4) Base Mountain, 4) Nestani, 5) Tegea Alley, 6) Monument. (223.4. Km) and End are medical teams of leading doctors, ready to offer medical support and care for athletes, medical cars also run over the route between Central Channels for direct intervention and assistance.

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  • Support groups of Physiotherapists at Stations

Groups of physiotherapists are Distributed in Stations and offer their support to athletes for 36 hours continuously, also cars with physical therapists move at all the route, of the race for help to the athletes.

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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.