Schmid Thomas

Schmid Thomas
  • Full Name: Schmid Thomas
  • ID: 3154
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Spain
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Birthdate: 1965-06-06
Mini CV
I am a reseacher and work on soil erosion and contamination, wetland degradation and periglacial processes in semi-arid regions and within ice-free regions of Antarctica.
Since a teenager my main hobby has been running and over the years I have participated in all types of road and mountain races. Twice I have participated in the Spartathlon and arrived as finisher in 2015.
I completed a total of 10 ultra distance races from 100 to 275 km during 2015 and 2016. Apart froms the amazing Spartathlon, races include the Gran Trail Sierra de Peñalara, Ultra Trail Sierra Nevada, TDS in the Mount Blanc region in 2015 and the ultra tail Tabernas Desert, Milano Sanremo Ultra Marathon and the Ehunmilak ultra trail in 2016.
This passion for running I share with a wonderful wife that fully supports me during these races.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2015 391 Finish 34:48:23

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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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