Penalba López Iván

Penalba López Iván
  • Full Name: Penalba López Iván
  • ID: 5786
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Spain
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Birthdate: 1991-10-06
Mini CV
World record holder of 12 hours in treadmill (155,080 km)
Spanish record holder of 12 hours (155,533 km)
Spanish record holder of 24 hours (274,332 km)
Spanish record holder of 50 miles (5:29:15)
Spanish record holder of 100 miles (13:07:52)

Unique ultrathlete in history to overcomer 2 times more than 270 kms in 24 hours in less than 50 days (49) between competitions.

One in three unique ultrathletes in history to overcome 3 or more times 270 kms in 24 hours.

One in three unique ultrahletes in history to overcome 2 or more times 155 kms in 12 hours.

5th position in 24 hour World Championship in Albi, France (270,152 km)

1st (258 km) and 2nd position (274 km) in Soochow University Super Marathon 24 Hours in Taipei (Taiwan)

28 victories out of 33 ultra marathon races (84%)
31 podiums out of 33 ultra marathon races (94%)

Personal record of 861 days with no defeats in competition.

Worldwide ranking leader in 24 hours in 2018 and 5th in 2019.
Second worldwide ranking postition in 12 hours in 2018 and third in 2019.
Worldwide ranking leader in 6 hours in 2020. Fourth position in 2018 and 2019.
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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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