Hardie Michel

Hardie Michel
  • Full Name: Hardie Michel
  • ID: 4089
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1970-11-03
Mini CV
Completed 5 100 mile races non stop
Completed 3 85 mile races non stop
Last year I did 70 miles in 12 hours 4 minutes

Completed the grand union canal 145 mile race finishing 8th in 31 hours and 5 minutes www.gucr.co.uk/template.asp?doc=326
Race #BIB C/P Time
2016 241 Finish 36:23:14






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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