The Road to Sparta : Reliving the Epic Run that Inspired the World's Greatest Foot Race

The Road to Sparta : Reliving the Epic Run that Inspired the World's Greatest Foot Race

Details

Author(s)
Dean Karnazes
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 22mm | 283g
Publication date
04 Jan 2018
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Publication City/Country
St Leonards, Australia
Language
English
Edition Statement
Main
Illustrations note
integrated b&w
ISBN10
1760295329
ISBN13
9781760295325
Bestsellers rank
47,337

Description

In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. He was hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history.

Dean Karnazes honours this achievement and his own Greek heritage by attempting this ancient journey in modern times. His account of running the gruelling Spartathlon, fuelled only by the figs, olives and meats available to Pheidippides, will captivate even the most sedentary readers.


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