Christensen Thomas Maagaard

Christensen Thomas Maagaard
  • Full Name: Christensen Thomas Maagaard
  • ID: 3272
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Denmark
  • Nationality: Denmark
  • Birthdate: 1978-06-10
Mini CV
100 miles 18:24
24 hours 185 km
6 hours 74 km
Trail verbier st. Bernard
Transgrancanaria 24 hours
Spartathlon 34:23
Dulltra race 525 km 6 stages 65 hours
Race #BIB C/P Time
2014 74 Finish 34:22:04







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.