12h - 120km
On december 11th Serge will participate in the 24h of Barcelona. This ultrarace will take place on a running track.
He will attempt to run 120km in 12 hours. In doing so he will be able to qualify for participation in the Spartathlon Ultra race in Greece.
SPARTATHLON is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is one of the most difficult and satisfying ultra-distance races in the world because of its unique history and background.
The Spartathlon revives the footsteps of Pheidippides, an ancient Athenian long distance runner, who in 490 BC, before the battle of Marathon, was sent to Sparta to seek help in the war between the Greeks and the Persians.
According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, Pheidippides arrived in Sparta the day after his departure from Athens.