Czech ultramarathon runner shares that Spartathlon feeling
The 36th Spartathlon race was completed last weekend as Japanese runner Yoshihiko Ishikawa finished first with an impressive time of 22 hours, 55 minutes and 13 seconds. Radek Brunner from the Czech Republic came in second, and after the race, he exclusively talked to Kathimerini about his latest accomplishment, the Spartathlon competition, the severe weather conditions, but also why he runs 246 kilometers as a hobby.
Spartathlon is one of the most historic and challenging ultra-marathon races in the world, and it is hosted in Greece every year. The journey is 246 kilometers long, starts in Athens and ends in Sparta.
As Brunner describes it, the race may be tough, but it is the greatest ultra-marathon of the world: "Spartathlon is by far the best competition. In my first year in the race (2015), I ranked 30th, and it was absolutely amazing. It was the best race I've...