Foxall Peter Leslie

Foxall Peter Leslie
  • Full Name: Foxall Peter Leslie
  • ID: 3079
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1952-11-09
Mini CV
Well I first took part in this race in 1995, since then I have started this 13 times and finished 9 times.
I have also taken part in the WS100 in 2005 and 2015 and finished both times.
I have also finished the NDW100 & SDW100, and also completed the GUCR & LLCR.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2008 3 Finish 34:36:39
2006 15 Finish 33:59:56
2003 5 Finish 32:49:16
2002 9 Finish 34:20:55
2001 3 Finish 33:13:56
2000 6 Finish 31:14:43
1999 23 Finish 35:18:15
1997 0 Finish 34:54:00
1995 154 Finish 34:53:01

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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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