Banoun Ninette

Banoun Ninette
  • Full Name: Banoun Ninette
  • ID: 5381
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: Norway
  • Nationality: Norway
  • Birthdate: 1964-10-13
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Ultrarunner, Some key runs
-World Championship 24 hour run in Albi 2015 with 218,156 km
-European 24hr run 2018 in Romania 206,8km
-100KM race in Helsingborg Sweeden 7 july 2018: time 08:46:40
-UTMB 2017, Class winner Female 50 with 34:57:16
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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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