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Greek Runner Wins Spartathlon, the Historic Race from Athens to Sparta

Greek runner Fotis Zisimopoulos won the 39th Spartathlon, the ultra-marathon race from Athens to Sparta in southern Greece, on Saturday, by an impressive margin of one hour and 20 minutes. Zisimopoulos, 38, covered the 246 kilometers in 21 hours, 57...

Japanese Man Wins the Athens – Sparta Run Amidst Rainfall (video)

Japan's Yoshihiko Ishikawa was the winner of the 36th Spartathlon race on Saturday, running the  246 km route in 22 hours, 55 minutes and 14 seconds, according to the Athens - Macedonian News Agency. The race finished in Sparta just...

Hundreds Take Part in Historic Athens-Sparta Race (video)

400 athletes from around the world began on Friday morning their quest to finish the Spartathlon, one of the most demanding long-distance races on the planet. The starting line was the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the foot of Acropolis,...

Dolihos: A New 255Km Greek Long Distance Race for 2018

Any runner with a desire to run a long distance race in Greece has a range of choices (Athens Marathon, Spartathlon), all with historic roots, and 2018 will see the inauguration of another majestic race covering the holy Greek...

Lithuanian Sorokin wins 35th Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon (video)

Lithuanian runner Aleksandr Sorokin won the 35th edition of Spartathlon, one of the most challenging and historical ultra-marathon races, in Sparta on Saturday. Sorokin, 36, touched the feet of the statue of ancient Spartan King Leonidas in the center of...

Polish Runner Radzikowski Wins 245.3km Spartathlon Race

The 34th Spartathlon race was won on Saturday by the Polish runner, Andrzej Radzikowski. Radzikowski completed the 245.3 kilometer historic race that traverses everything from vineyards and olive groves to trails and an over-night run over Mount Parthenon climbing some 1,200...

‘The Road to Sparta’ Film Documents Journey of Spartathlon Athletes

A new short film is documenting the journey of four runners, including “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes, during their road to the famous Spartathlon race. "The Road to Sparta" centers on a group of athletes who are taking part in the annual...

Portuguese Joao Oliveira Wins 31st Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon Race

Portuguese ultra-marathon runner Joao Oliveira won the 31st Spartathlon race, one of the most difficult long distance routes internationally, crossing the finish line at the southern Greece city of Sparta on early Saturday. Oliveira reached the statue of ancient Spartan...

Germany’s Thoms Wins Greek Ultra-Marathon

Germany’s Stefan Stu Thoms won the gruelling 245.3 km ultra-marathon Spartathlon race Saturday in 26 hours 28 minutes. The 46-year-old beat out Japan’s two-year younger Tetsuo Kiso who finished second in 26:36. Thoms was ninth last year in 27:40 while Kiso...