Friday, September 12, 2008

Who's running the Spartathlon?


So, who do YOU know that is running the Spartathlon this year?

There are 7 Americans:
Scott Jurek, 2-time champion
Mark Godale
John Price
Stephanie Ehret
Peter Bakwin
Stacey Bunton
Lisa Bliss

The rest of the 2008 roster is below.

Here are Scott Jurek and Mark Godale at the start of last year's race:



Mark Godale and Markus Thalmann of Austria in the early miles of the race through Athens:


Scott Jurek flying down the gorgeous hillside:


Scott and Valmir Nunez (Badwater course record holder) work together as the race gets tougher and tougher as the miles go on and on:



Scott wins in 23 hours 12 minutes:


Many of these top runners will be back this year!

RACE NR NAME SURNAME AGE SEX NATIONALITY
1 JARI TOMPPO 42 M FINNISH
2 YUKIO MORISHITA 60 M FINNISH
3 PETER FOXALL 56 M BRITISH
4 STUART SHIPLEY 50 M BRITISH
6 GEORGIOS KRYSTALLIS 40 M GREEK
7 ATHANASSIOS ATMATZIDIS 51 M GREEK
8 ROLF SIGEL 52 M GERMAN
9 MARK COCKBAIN 36 M BRITISH
10 JOSE MICO 59 M BRITISH
11 STANISLAW-ADAM OLBRYS 41 M POLISH
12 ZOLTAN SPANKI 38 M HUNGARIAN
13 TIBOR FRANK 59 M HUNGARIAN
14 CEES VERHAGEN 48 M DUTCH
15 CHRISTIAN MAUDUIT 33 M FRENCH
16 LUZ MARGARITA CELEIRO F ARGENTINIAN
17 MARK STEVEN WOOLLEY 45 M BRITISH
18 ANDRAS LOW 41 M HUNGARIAN
19 HOSKULDUR KRISTVINSSON 59 M ICELANDIC
20 GERHARD FABSITS 53 M AUSTRIAN
21 SARA PARISI 54 F ARGENTINIAN
22 GIUSEPPE GERHARD 44 M ITALIAN
23 BAZALS KORANYI 34 M HUNGARIAN
24 STEVE CHARLESTON 52 M BRITISH
25 PERTTI EHO 47 M FINNISH
26 PETER HUSER 54 M SWISS
27 MARTIN ILOTT 44 M BRITISH
28 ROBERT HOLDEN 43 M BRITISH
30 MARIOS FOURNARIS 41 M GREEK
31 NIKI HASAPI 40 F GREEK
32 ANDREAS RAGKOUSIS 48 M GREEK
35 KENT MOELLER 34 M DANISH
36 VLADIMIR BOSKOVIC 41 M FRENCH
37 RUDI VANDEN BERGHE 44 M BELGIAN
38 JESUS PASTRANA 44 M SPANISH
39 PIOTR KURYLO 36 M POLISH
40 LASZLO FENDRIK 50 M HUNGARIAN
41 JACKSON EDWARD GRIFFITH 37 M BRITISH
43 ESA NURKKA 48 M FINNISH
44 EIOLF EIVINDSEN 62 M NORWEGEAN
45 MARKUS THALMANN 44 M AUSTRIAN
46 DAVID BERRIDGE 48 M BRITISH
47 RAMON LLONCH VILALTA 48 M SPANISH
48 HERVE BEC 48 M FRENCH
49 ZBIGNIEW MALINOWSKI 54 M POLISH
50 TAMAS TOTH-URBAN 45 M HUNGARIAN
51 STERGIOS ANASTASIADIS 37 M GREEK
52 VICENTE VERTIZTANI 50 M MEXICAN
53 DARIN BENTLEY 38 M CANADIAN
54 KIM RASMUSSEN 41 M DANISH
55 AIVAR LUUD 37 M ESTONIAN
56 PAWEL KURYLO 36 M POLISH
57 JAN SKAKLUK 57 M POLISH
58 SEPPO TAPIO LEINONEN 56 M FINNISH
59 GILLES PALLARUELO 45 M FRENCH
60 SALVADOR REIG ADERN 54 M SPANISH(catalan)
61 ATTILA VEGH 36 M HUNGARIAN
62 CSABA SANDOR 23 M HUNGARIAN
63 ERVIN SZITO 34 M HUNGARIAN
64 GEORG MAYER 39 M AUSTRIAN
65 RON BAKKER 52 M DUTCH
66 VASSILIOS KAFKOPOULOS 38 M GREEK
67 EVANGELOS-APOLLON GOGOS 51 M GREEK
68 JANOS EGYED 45 M HUNGARIAN
69 RYSZARD KALACZYNSKI 48 M POLISH
70 RUDOLF OTTITSCH 37 M AUSTRIAN
71 ALEXANDER FALKOV 54 M RUSSIAN
72 MOGENS PEDERSEN 44 M DANISH
73 THIJS ROEST 43 M DUTCH
74 PIERRE CHANTECLAIR 36 M FRENCH
75 PATRICK CHAMERLAT 44 M FRENCH
76 VASSILIOS TZIMIS 58 M GREEK
77 DIMITRIOS KANELLOPOULOS 54 M GREEK
78 KONSTANTINOS MICHALOPOULOS 45 M GREEK
79 ATHANASSIOS MPAMPATSOS 57 M GREEK
80 ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ 32 M CYPRIOT
81 AXEL DILL 39 M GERMAN
82 ERIK SANGUINETTI 44 M FRENCH
83 PHILIPPE GRIZARD 56 M FRENCH
84 MARIANNE BLANGY 45 F FRENCH
85 WOJCIECH PISMENKO 45 M POLISH
86 SEBASTIAN PISMENKO 23 M POLISH
87 JULIUSSON GUNNLAUGUR 56 M ICELANDIC
88 GERT HOUGAARD 45 M DANISH
90 HENRIK SCHRIVER 42 M DANISH
91 MATHIAS SCHAUBHUT 45 M GERMAN
92 MARKUS FLICK 40 M GERMAN
93 JÜRGEN ZUTH 44 M GERMAN
94 PETER JANSEN 45 M GERMAN
95 MARIKA HEINLEIN 46 F GERMAN
96 JÜRGEN BAUMANN 53 M GERMAN
97 WOLFGANG BRAUN 54 M GERMAN
98 HERBERT BRITZ 58 M GERMAN
99 ARMIN JOHANNES WUNDER 41 M GERMAN
100 CARL WILHELM WILKE 50 M GERMAN
101 DIETMAR GÖBEL 42 M GERMAN
102 ULRICH NICKLAUS 52 M GERMAN
103 ANKE DRESCHER 38 F GERMAN
104 GERHARD LUSSKANDL 39 M AUSTRIAN
105 OLAF SCHMALFUSS 50 M GERMAN
106 HARALD KRAUß 42 M GERMAN
107 PERE SAMPOL ALBERTI 37 M SPAIN
108 GEORG WEISS 46 M GERMAN
109 REGINA BERGER-SCHMITT 52 F GERMAN
110 RALF WEIS 49 M GERMAN
111 MICHAEL EILERS 40 M GERMAN
112 JAN PROCHASKA 42 M GERMAN
113 MICHAEL VANICEK 40 M GERMAN
114 HEIKE PAWZIK 45 F GERMAN
115 JAN OTTO 29 M GERMAN
116 JOSEF STÖHR 40 M GERMAN
117 BERTRAM GLOGGER 49 M GERMAN
118 GÜNTER MARHOLD 39 M GERMAN
120 MARC CORNELIUS JÄNICKE 35 M GERMAN
121 WOLFGANG KLUMPP 44 M GERMAN
122 MICHAEL BRANDT 53 M GERMAN
123 SIEGMUND BOCIAN 43 M GERMAN
124 MAIK DIEROFF 39 M GERMAN
125 HUBERT KARL 50 M GERMAN
126 ALFRED SCHIPPELS 73 M GERMAN
127 MARTIN WAGEN 38 M SWISS
128 SILVIO ADAM 39 M GERMAN
130 MARCELO MUZYKA 31 M ARGENTINIAN
131 NIKITAS NOMIKOS 51 M GREEK
132 GERLINDE NEUHAUSER 52 F AUSTRIAN
133 JOHN A. PRICE 54 M AMERICAN
134 ZOLTAN NEMETHE 46 M HUNGARIAN
135 CHRISTOS KANELLOS 56 M GREEK
136 LOUCAS KONSTAS 40 M GREEK
137 DIMITRIOS KOULAKIOTIS 36 M GREEK
139 PETER JANDRASITS 43 M AUSTRIAN
140 ANTONY BRIMSTED 43 M BRITISH
141 JOHN TYSZKIEWICZ 47 M BRITISH
142 JOZSEF MEREG 57 M HUNGARIAN
143 EMIL APOSTOLOV 49 M BULGARIAN
144 DIMITRIOS ZIAMPARAS 39 M GREEK
145 ROBERTO ALDOVINI 36 M ITALIAN
146 CHRISTINE DADOUN 52 F FRENCH
147 FERRY VAN DER ENT 49 M DUTCH
148 MICHAEL NIELSEN 38 M DANISH
149 TOMMY CARSTENSEN 27 M DANISH
150 THIERRY ADELINE 48 M FRENCH
151 MICHEL DESCHAMPS 52 M FRENCH
152 ORESTIS MITSIS 30 M GREEK
153 DUSAN MRAVLJE 55 M SLOVENIAN
154 VESA MURTO 60 M AUSTRALIAN
155 FLAVIO DALBOSCO 44 M ITALIAN
156 ANTY MACMENEMY 47 M BRITISH
157 JENNI DE GROOT 46 F DUTCH
158 OLE BASTHOLM ALBERTSEN 47 M DANISH
159 ROBERT WILLIAM MEADOWCROFT 71 M BRITISH
160 PETER HOESL 45 M AUSTRIAN
161 MATTIAS BRAMSTANG 33 M SWEDISH
162 ANNEMARIE GROSS 39 F ITALIAN
163 ULRICH GROSS 36 M ITALIAN
164 UBEL DIJK 53 M DUTCH
165 MARIA TAHKAVUORI 46 F FINNISH
166 VALMIR NUNES 44 M BRASILIAN
168 ADRIANO SANT ANNA 35 M BRASILIAN
169 PETRI PERTTILA 43 M FINNISH
171 MIKAEL HEERMAN 39 M FINNISH
172 PASI KURKILAHTI 29 M FINNISH
173 DIMITAR DAVIDOV 32 M BULGARIAN
174 DIMITRIOS KRYSTALLIS 43 M GREEK
175 YUTAKA SHIRATORI 58 M JAPANESE
176 KATSUYOSHI MIYANO 64 M JAPANESE
177 YOSHIKAZUI TAKAHASH 51 M JAPANESE
178 TETSUO SAITO 61 M JAPANESE
179 SEI AMAGAI 44 M JAPANESE
181 TAKEHIRO MATSUSHITA 30 M JAPANESE
182 HIROAHI YOKOYAMA 60 M JAPANESE
183 SATOSHI SONOYAMA 55 M JAPANESE
184 YOSHITAKA NAKAMURA 65 M JAPANESE
185 ICHIRO HIRAYAMA 41 M JAPANESE
186 HIRONORI YAMAMOTO 39 M JAPANESE
187 SHOJI MATSUI 46 M JAPANESE
188 FUKISHIMA HIROSHI 48 M JAPANESE
189 KOJI SAITO 41 M JAPANESE
190 SHINJI UMEDA 59 M JAPANESE
191 KOICHI KOSHIMURA 35 M JAPANESE
192 MITSUAKI KEIRA 49 M JAPANESE
193 KAZUNARI SUGIURA 51 M JAPANESE
194 SAEKO KISHIMOTO 58 F JAPANESE
195 HAYATO KOCHI 39 M JAPANESE
196 MASANAO ANDO 46 M JAPANESE
197 YOSHIKO MATSUDA 54 F JAPANESE
198 JUNICHI SEKI 36 M JAPANESE
199 KIYOKO SHIRAKAWA 42 F JAPANESE
200 KIMIE NOTO 56 F JAPANESE
201 HERMANN BÖHM 58 M GERMAN
202 PATRICK HÖSL 35 M GERMAN
203 Dr. SAID KAHLA 57 M ALGERIAN
204 KLAUS WANNER 45 M GERMAN
205 HENRY WEHDER 46 M GERMAN
206 MONIQUE MUHLEN 56 F LUXEMBOURG
207 MICHALIS ANAGNOSTOU 39 M GREEK
208 TERO HYPPOLA 42 M FINNISH
209 TIMO TOIVIAINEN 41 M FINNISH
210 TOMMI NIETOSJARVI 43 M FINNISH
211 KENT SJOLUND 51 M SWEDISH
212 STEFAN LINDVALL 43 M SWEDISH
213 EUSEBIO BOCHONS 45 M SPANISH
214 DARIUSZ JACEK LABUDZKI 48 M POLISH
215 WIESLAW PIJANOWSKI 54 M POLISH
216 ANDRZEJ URBANIAK 49 M POLISH
217 HENRIQUE-GOMES JACOB 26 M BRASILIAN
218 CARMELO NUCIFORA 42 M ITALIAN
220 ADRIE VAN DIJK 54 M DUTCH
221 KATELL CORNE 49 F FRENCH
222 SEAN LEPEYRE 60 M FRENCH
223 LUC DE JAEGER-BRAET 51 M BELGIAN
224 STUART GILLETT 33 M BRITISH
225 LEVENTE KALOTAI 36 M HUNGARIAN
226 ZOZSEF CSATO 51 M HUNGARIAN
227 NICOLAOS SIDERIDIS 27 M GREEK
228 LISA BLISS 40 F AMERICAN
229 PETER BAKWIN 46 M AMERICAN
230 STEPHANIE EHRET 45 F AMERICAN
231 GEORGIOS ZILIASKOPOULOS 35 M GREEK
232 THOMAS MAMALIS 31 M GREEK
233 MARY LARSSON 48 F SWIDISH
234 ALESSANDRO PAPI 42 M ITALIAN
235 EMANUELA BERIOLA 42 F ITALIAN
236 DANIELE CESCONETTO 31 M ITALIAN
237 PIERO PAGANELLI 42 M ITALIAN
238 GABRIELE BORTOLOTTO 36 M ITALIAN
239 ANDREA DI GIORGIO 41 M ITALIAN
240 RONALD TEUNISSE 56 M DUTCH
241 MASAYUKI OTAKI 44 M JAPANESE
242 MASAAKI SAKURAI 50 M JAPANESE
243 REININ OYAMA 45 M JAPANESE
244 HIDEHISA IMAI 64 M JAPANESE
245 YUICHI KAKIZAKI 40 M JAPANESE
246 MIEKO KAKIZAKI 34 F JAPANESE
247 TOSHIYUKI TSUBOUCHI 56 M JAPANESE
248 RYOICHI SATO 47 M JAPANESE
249 MAKOTO CHIGIRA 47 M JAPANESE
250 TOYOHISA NAKASHIMA 50 M JAPANESE
251 KAZUYUKI SHIMAZU 51 M JAPANESE
252 KEN TESHIGAWARA 56 M JAPANESE
253 KAZUYA INOUE 51 M JAPANESE
254 YUKIMITSU TAGUCHI 47 M JAPANESE
255 KAZUSHIGE HIYAMA 54 M JAPANESE
256 KATSUHISA KODAMA 48 M JAPANESE
257 KOJI DAN 47 M JAPANESE
258 HIROMI NAKAMURA 55 M JAPANESE
259 NAOYUKI KATAYAMA 52 M JAPANESE
260 SHOUICHI OHGI 41 M JAPANESE
261 AKIHIKO KUMASAKA 40 M JAPANESE
262 YOSHINORI ITO 51 M JAPANESE
263 HIROMI KOMATSU 53 F JAPANESE
264 KENICHI ARAKI 58 F JAPANESE
265 SHIGEYA MARUOKA 50 M JAPANESE
266 YOKO NAGASE 30 F JAPANESE
267 MICHIHIRO SHIRAKATA 40 M JAPANESE
268 HIDEAKI YOSHINO 61 M JAPANESE
269 TOMOTAKA KAMEI 43 M JAPANESE
270 MAKOTO SAKANASHI 41 M JAPANESE
271 KAZUHIKO OZAWA 43 M JAPANESE
272 YASUMASA NAMIKOSHI 58 M JAPANESE
273 YOSHIO NISHIMURA 38 M JAPANESE
274 AKIKO SAKAMOTO 55 F JAPANESE
275 HIROYUKI NISHIMURA 38 M JAPANESE
276 MASAHIRO KAJI 44 M JAPANESE
277 MAKOTO SUZUKI 41 M JAPANESE
278 NORIKO MANIWA 38 F JAPANESE
279 EIJI KOMURO 33 M JAPANESE
280 NARITO SATO 50 M JAPANESE
281 NOBUMI IWAMOTO 42 M JAPANESE
282 RINA IWAMOTO 40 F JAPANESE
283 SAMUEL KILPATRICK 50 M IRISH
284 PIOTR RADUSH 42 M POLISH
285 SOREN SKYTTE 45 M DANISH
286 KRISTER LIND 48 M SWEDISH
287 FREDRIK ELINDER 42 M SWEDISH
288 GEIR FRYKHOLM 52 M NORWEGIAN
289 MARK WILLIAMS 43 M BRITISH
290 MARK GODALE 38 M AMERICAN
291 STACEY BUNTON 46 F AMERICAN
292 STEFANO MOLTENI 40 M ITALIAN
293 LUCIO BAZZANA 54 M ITALIAN
294 ENRICO VEDILEY 44 M ITALIAN
295 MARIA-LUISA COSTETTI 47 F ITALIAN
296 PAOLO BACCHIN 45 M ITALIAN
297 IRENEO ANTONIOLI 36 M ITALIAN
298 GIOVANNI MIGNECO 53 M ITALIAN
299 UGO ZUCCARI 48 M ITALIAN
300 ARI PAIVINEN 49 M FINNISH
301 MIKA PENTTILA 40 M FINNISH
302 VEIKKO SIVOSAVI 53 M FINNISH
303 OUTI SIVOSAVI 47 F FINNISH
304 TUULA AHLHOLM 46 F FINNISH
305 ARI MUSTALA 54 M FINNISH
306 JUHA HIETANEN 37 M FINNISH
307 BORKUR ARNASON 36 M ICELANDIC
308 MARC HEURTAULT 61 M FRENCH
309 DENIS LECONTE 53 M FRENCH
310 EMMANUEL CONRAUX 40 M FRENCH
311 THIERRY FOUCAUD 54 M FRENCH
312 JEAN-PIERRE TILLARD 49 M FRENCH
313 GYULA LAPOSI 57 M HUNGARIAN
314 LASZLO REMENYI 34 M HUNGARIAN
315 JNAOS ZAHORAN 48 M HUNGARIAN
316 LASZLO KISHAZI 41 M HUNGARIAN
317 TERENC KASZ 42 M HUNGARIAN
319 ANGELOS VETSIS 42 M GREEK
320 ADAM HATZIS 49 M GREEK
321 SPYROS BAKOGIANNIS 48 M GREEK
322 CHRISTOS KAISIDIS 42 Μ GREEK
323 LUCAS PRATILAS 32 Μ GREEK
324 NIKOLAOS THANOS 29 Μ GREEK
325 ACHILLEAS KATSAROS 32 Μ GREEK
326 EVANGELOS MPATZOGLOU 41 Μ GREEK
327 DIMITRIOS KAZOURIS 53 Μ GREEK
328 CONSTANTINOS BAXEVANIS 52 Μ GREEK
329 DIMITRIOS KEHAGIOGLOU 40 M GREEK
330 JOSEPH BUTENEERS 55 M BELGIAN
331 JANG-WOONG YOUN 53 M KOREAN
332 SEONG-AE CHOI 40 F KOREAN
333 YONG-KWEON KIM 55 M KOREAN
334 DONG-HAE KIM 47 M KOREAN
335 HYEON WOO KIM 49 M KOREAN
336 MIN-HO KOH 48 M KOREAN
337 JU-HONG PARK 49 M KOREAN
338 MAN-SIK LEE 44 M KOREAN
339 SOON-HEUI IM 47 F KOREAN
340 KWANG-BOK KIM 48 M KOREAN
341 GILL-SOO PARK 42 M KOREAN
342 SOOK-HOE HUR 50 F KOREAN
343 MI-OK LEE 47 F KOREAN
344 JAE-DUK SIM 39 M KOREAN
345 HAK-JUN LEE 40 M KOREAN
346 RAN CHOI 48 F KOREAN
347 YANG-SUN HONG 47 F KOREAN
348 JORGE ETCHEVERRIA 38 M ARGENTINIAN
349 OSCAR UBALDO REINANTE 39 M ARGENTINIAN
350 MONIKA HORVATH 42 F HUNGARIAN
351 LUKASZ NOWOSIELSKI 26 M POLISH
352 TADEUSZ RUTA 58 M POLISH
353 ALEKSANDER BORKOWSKI 52 M POLISH
354 MARK TREWREN 30 M BRITISH
355 TRONO SJAVIK 50 M NORWEGIAN
357 LUKA ZAVA 43 M ITALIAN
358 KIM SMITT 48 M DANISH
359 LARS SKYTTE CHRISTOFFERSEN 36 M DANISH
360 PHILIP VERDONCK 36 M BELGIAN
361 AKU KOPAKKALA 50 M FINNISH
362 CONSTANTINOS GEORGIOPOULOS 41 M GREEK
363 SCOTT JUREK 35 M AMERICAN
364 ATTILA NEMES M HUNGARIAN
365 DANIEL ERNST 53 M DUTCH
366 DIMITRIOS PETROLIAGIS M GREEK

Good luck to all runners!
Go Americans!!

14 comments:

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Lisa...we will be thinking about you all the way..this is so great you are going. This race is on my dream list so I look so forward to talking to you about it.
When will you leave?
Wind at your back
Lisa

Bob Gentile said...

121 WOLFGANG KLUMPP 44 M GERMAN

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Damn I didn't my buddy wolfgang klump was doing spartaaa...wow

OK seriously no clue who he is but always wanted a friend called wolfgang--lol

Getting close baby, get those mental images locked in... your strong!!

marathanna said...

Best of luck to you, Lisa. I hope you have a great race and a great experience. I'll certainly be thinking of you!

Rock on, Foxy woman (-:

-Anna

John Price said...

Hi Lisa
Awesome 50k with that 5:00 run on trails you should not have any problem with the cutoffs. It's slightly faster than the required 50k split but the first 50k their is net down and fast.
I hope to run a bit of it with you (somewhere between 100 and 153 miles that way I know we both made the cutoff!).
;-)
See ya in Greece in 8 days
John

Peter said...

Hi Lisa
Hopfully I will meet you in Greece as I am also running the Sparta as well 16 other Brits

Peter

Peter said...

Hi Lisa
To my ealer reply my full name is Peter Foxall race No 03
This will be my 11th start and hopfully my 9th finish.

Peter

Journey to a Centum said...

Greek, French, Japanese, Italian... man this post made me hungry!

Stay strong and have a great trip!

Eric

Laura H said...

Good luck - enjoy every moment!! Have a great run! (Eric's always hungry.)

olga said...

Lisa, doll, I will be thinking of you and all the friends out there in Greece! Have the best of times!

Sara said...

Hello Lisa, Peter, John!! I'm Sara from Argentina and I'm going to run Sparta too...I'm so happy!
My number 21 ...glad to see you all in Athens!
Sara

Lisa B said...

Hi LSB - Thanks so much for the wish for "wind at your back." I'm leaving too soon! Haven't even started packing yet.

Hey BG - I'll say hi for you! :)

Thanks Anna! Hope your 508 training is going well. I'll be thinking of you!

Thanks Eric. You're funny! and Thanks Laura for the good luck wish.

And sweet Olga - We will have fun, yep. (Now don't you go TOO underground, dear...) Hugs to you.

Lisa B said...

John. We'll be OK! Thanks for the confidence boost. See you there!! Go USA!

Hi Peter #3! I'll see you there. Maybe I will follow you since you have run so many times. :) May this 11th race be your best! Go Brits!

Hi Sara #21. Safe travels to Greece. See you there. Best wishes for a fabulous race! Go Argentina!

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