Verdier Philippe

Verdier Philippe
  • Full Name: Verdier Philippe
  • ID: 5622
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: France
  • Nationality: France
  • Birthdate: 1962-10-31
Mini CV
UTMB: 7ème
Badwater: 4ème
Ultratour Léman 177 km: 1er
Ultrardèche 222: 1er en 2019 en 24:27:56 (qualify directly spartathlon)
100 km Millau: 11ème
ultramarin 2019: 5ème
Marathon des Sables Pérou: 9ème
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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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