Benaerens Nadia

Benaerens Nadia
  • Full Name: Benaerens Nadia
  • ID: 4105
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: Belgium
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Birthdate: 1970-08-23
Mini CV
May present myself...
I'm Nadia Benaerens, 47 years...going on 48 ;(
Always looking for a challenge, pushing my limits and see where persistence and strength takes me!
I'm a flight attendant/stewardess and I have also my own business, I own a coffeeshop with delicious home-made cakes, which I bake myself, but never eat them....quite exceptional ;-))

I have been running ultra marathons for quite some years always with Spartathlon in the back of my mind!
Last year I met the requirements during Belgian Championship 100km in Aalter Belgium in 09u56 for a second try in your race.

So, I participated and finished in
GUCR 2015,
4 Ironmans,
marathon des sables 2011
UTMB 2013,
Xreid Hardangervidda 2014,
several 100km races,
Limburg zwaarste 2013,
several other long distance races, but most of them longer ago.
I would still like to run several other races, a small bucket list, but the first one I really want/would like to do it THE Spartathlon.

Several of my fellow running friends have participated and finished and I would like to attempt to follow them.
2 years ago I participated and to my own big disappointment, i only got to 195km or CP60.
Although my failure was difficult to process, I keep believing I can do this and I want to prove it!
So, if given the opportunity, I would like to take revenge on myself this year!
Only a true sportsman-woman, can understand that 2 years ago, can not be the end!!!!
So, looking forward to hear from you, I remain with great admiration for all of those who ever finished!!!

Whatever happens with my registration, good luck for everyone!
Sporty regards,
Nadia Benaerens
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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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