Fegyveresi John

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

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.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 145 Finish 35:32:00






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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