Hardie Michel

Hardie Michel
  • Full Name: Hardie Michel
  • ID: 4089
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1970-11-03
Mini CV
I achieved a qualification for Spartathlon by running 191.970 km’s at the 2019 Gloucester 24 hr track race, where I also completed 100miles in 19hrs37 mins. The results are on the DUV ultra statistics web site.

https://statistik.d-u-v.org/getresultperson.php?runner=274284

I entered the ballot for the 2019 Spartathlon and was on the waiting list.

I ran in the 2016 Spartathlon which I did complete but my time was over the 36hrs cut off.

Completed 3 x145 mile races
Completed 6 x100 mile races non stop
Completed 3 85 mile races non stop races
In 2015 I did 70 miles in 12 hours 4 minutes

Race #BIB C/P Time
2016 241 Finish 36:23:14

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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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