My name is John Fegyveresi and I will be representing the US team at the 2018 Spartathlon Running. This will be my first time running the race, but I've been applying to participate for several years now. 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 entire goal, is simply to experience as many different types and styles of races as possible, while trying to have as much fun as possible, and while trying to immerse myself in new places and cultures. This will be the first time I am representing the US as a team member.