Big! Thank Yous to Scott and Leah for inviting me to Greece and taking such good care of me. You can link to Scott's blog here. Wikipedia here.
Glenn Tachiyama's excellent photos of the race found here.
Lisa Bliss' blog here and photos here.
Note: Nemean wine is VERY good.
Map from Spartathlon.gr
Pre-Race Interview Part 1
Pre-Race Interview Part 2Scott with many of the top Japanese runners from club MY☆STAR.
This year's race including the following top Japanese runners:
Luckily for me, I became fluent in Japanese after studying it in university and living in Japan for nearly 5 years. With 80 Japanese participants in this year's race, I had the unique opportunity of using my Japanese in Greece! My Japanese is a little rusty, but it comes out of me without thinking too much which is nice.
Offical website: www.spartathlon.gr
Thanks to Christos Tsiakiris
Spartathlon was made possible through the exclusive support of the
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The race is very fortunate to have such an organization supporting it. I think that the Sparatathlon is a fanatastic event with an amazing history. It brings together so many top-level runners from around the world in such a beautiful and friendly country.
Thanks to the following: