Fegyveresi John

Fegyveresi John
  • Full Name: Fegyveresi John
  • ID: 3927
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1976-11-20
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Hello,

My name is John Fegyveresi and I represented the US team at the 2018 Spartathlon. The conditions were quite difficult that year, and I was immensely grateful that I was able to finish. If selected again this year, I hope to return to experience the amazing course again. My running background is quite diverse. I've been tackling ultra-marathons since 2008 and have participated in a broad range of races: From the Badwater 135, to the Vol State 314, to several multi-day events, to the Hardrock 100, to the Western States 100....all the way to the infamous Barkley Marathons. My overall goal if selected for 2020, will be to again have as much fun as possible, while immersing myself completely in experience.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 145 Finish 35:32:00

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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.

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