Do you know what is Spartathlon?
Q. Which Indian became the first to complete the Spartathlon, the world’s toughest race?- Published on 03 Oct 16
a. Kieren Matthew
b. Jerome D’Souza
c. Kieren D’Souza
d. Jerome Matthew
ANSWER: Kieren D’Souza
Bengaluru’s Kieren Dsouza has become the first Indian to complete the Spartathlon, widely described as the “world’s toughest race”.
- The 23-year old completed the distance of 246.6 km in the 2016 edition , in 33.1.38 hours,The Spartathlon is an annual run held each year between Athens and Sparta in Greece, with a reported success rate of 50%.
- In 2015, he became the fastest Indian to run above 100 miles by winning the Salomon Bhatti Lakes Ultra Marathon.
- Kieren has been in top form, heading into the Spartathlon. Last year, he completed the 222 km La Ultra in Ladakh, and again became the only Indian to do so.
- However, he believes that running is the easiest part of his sport.