Wiggins Paul

Wiggins Paul
  • Full Name: Wiggins Paul
  • ID: 5521
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1979-07-03
Mini CV
I got into running in 2016 after not having done any exercise for many years, with an intial goal of running half-marathon. Almost straight away I caught the running bug and with the next 12 months I'd run several races including 5k, 10k, Marathon, 50k, 50 miler and a 100 miler (both on road an trail).

Any distance, any terrain, any weather, I love it all!
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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.