Cooper Ryan

Cooper Ryan
  • Full Name: Cooper Ryan
  • ID: 4526
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: U.S.A
  • Nationality: U.S.A
  • Birthdate: 1974-05-01
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I have run over 50 ultras in the last 14 years, including 24 hr races (max of128miles) and many 100. In 2016 I ran Rocky Raccoon 100 (Feb) in 16 HR 39 min, and Cruel Jewel 100 (May) in the state of Georgia, US, which included over 33,000 ft of gain in 106 miles. We recently moved to The Netherlands and I am excited about running races in EU, especially Spartathalon in 2017.
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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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