Welcome to the electrifying recap of the 2023 Spartathlon results, a grueling 153-mile (246 km) ultramarathon that takes participants on an epic journey from Athens to Sparta. In this year’s edition of this iconic race, history was etched in the sweat and determination of the athletes as we witnessed awe-inspiring performances that shattered previous records. The year 2023 brought us new course records for both the men and women, and in this blog post, we will delve into the remarkable achievements of the top 10 male and female runners who conquered this legendary test of endurance. Strap in, as we celebrate the relentless spirit of these extraordinary athletes who left their mark on the ancient course.
Spartathlon 2023 Results – Top 10 Men and Women
Spartathlon – 2023 Men’s Top 10 Results
In a historic 2023 Spartathlon, Fotis Zisimopoulos shattered records, clinching the title with a phenomenal time of 19 hours, 55 minutes, and 9 seconds, beating Yiannis Kouros’ 1984 record of 20 hours and 25 minutes. As crowds gathered at the statue of King Leonidas in Sparta, Zisimopoulos’s arrival was nothing short of extraordinary. Simen Holvik of Norway secured second place in 22 hours, 17 minutes, and 23 seconds, while Andres Martínez Roman Fernando of Uruguay claimed third in 23 hours, 32 minutes, and 59 seconds. These remarkable athletes displayed unyielding determination in conquering the grueling 246-kilometer ultramarathon, marking a historic moment for the Spartathlon.
- Fotis Zisimopoulos – Hellas – 19:55:09
- Simen Holvik – Norway – 22:17:23
- Andres Martínez Roman Fernando – Uruguay – 23:32:59
- Valdenir Jandosa – Brazil – 23:37:33
- Peter Gaspar – Hungary – 23:41:56
- Georgios Dimoulas – Hellas – 24:13:54
- Norbert Mihalik – Hungary – 24:39:56
- Tibor Erős – Hungary – 24:40:01
- Radek Brunner – Czech Republic -24:46:44
- Andrzej Mazur – Poland – 25:21:58
Spartathlon – 2023 Women’s Top 10 Results
Camille Herron of the United States made history at the 2023 Spartathlon, conquering the arduous 153-mile (246 km) course from Athens to Sparta in a women’s record-breaking time of approximately 22 hours, 35 minutes, and 21 seconds. Crushing the previous record by over two hours, Herron’s remarkable achievement also secured her a place on the overall podium, a feat accomplished by only one other woman in the past 40 years. Noora Honkala of Finland claimed the second spot with a time of 23 hours, 23 minutes, and 3 seconds, while compatriot Satu Lipiäinen took third place in the women’s division, clocking in at 23 hours, 48 minutes, and 34 seconds. These extraordinary performances in the 2023 Spartathlon Women’s Top 10 Results underscore the enduring legacy of this iconic ultramarathon.
- Camille Herron – U.S.A – 22:35:31
- Noora Honkala – Finland – 23:23:03
- Satu Lipiäinen – Finland – 23:48:34
- Szvetlana Zétényi – Hungary – 27:57:49
- Stine Rex – Denmark – 28:18:35
- Sarah Mangler – Germany – 29:10:13
- Martha Xirofotou – Hellas – 29:14:22
- Ali Young – United Kingdom – 29:28:41
- Paula Vrdoljak – Croatia – 29:31:58
- Anna Kapica – Poland – 30:17:25
The 2023 Spartathlon will go down as the year of record breaking performances. On the men’s front, Fotis Zisimopoulos of Hellas emerged as the undoubted hero of the 2023 Spartathlon. His astonishing time of 19 hours, 55 minutes, and 9 seconds not only secured his victory. But also rewrote the record books, eclipsing the legendary Yiannis Kouros’ 1984 mark. Simen Holvik and Andres Martínez Roman Fernando also etched their names in history with remarkable performances, making the podium a stage for incredible feats of human endurance.
Meanwhile, in the women’s division, Camille Herron of the United States left an indelible mark by obliterating the previous record with her astonishing time of approximately 22 hours, 35 minutes, and 21 seconds. Her achievement, along with Noora Honkala and Satu Lipiäinen’s impressive performances, showcased the unrelenting dedication of female athletes in the face of this epic challenge.
The 2023 Spartathlon will forever be remembered not just for the records broken, but for the enduring legacy it upholds. It is a celebration of the relentless spirit of these extraordinary athletes who conquered the ancient course. Leaving their mark on history. As we bid farewell to this year’s Spartathlon, we look forward to the tales of inspiration it will undoubtedly inspire for years to come. Congratulations to all the runners who dared to embrace the challenge, and may their indomitable spirit continue to inspire us all.