Leu Oliver

Leu Oliver
  • Full Name: Leu Oliver
  • ID: 5888
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Germany
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Birthdate: 1974-08-05
Mini CV
Finished 8 Spartathlons: 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 339 Finish 28:21:41
2017 87 Finish 30:26:07
2015 223 Finish 25:50:47
2014 239 Finish 26:42:59
2013 262 Finish 26:45:59
2011 322 Finish 27:38:27
2010 163 Finish 28:15:00
2007 157 Finish 34:30:57







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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