In a distance of 42 km from the centre of Athens and just 5 km from the Marathon Tumuli, which was built to cover the bodies of the 192 Athenians who died in the battle against the Persians in 490 BC, lies the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre. It was built to house rowing and canoe sprint sports in the Olympic Games of 2004. It is now part of Schinias National Park and one of the 3 authorised rowing training centres in Europe. Around the 2km long lake, there is an ideal flat asphalt road, closed to vehicles, and plenty of facilities scattered in the more than 1 km2 area covering the Rowing and Canoeing Centre.
The international boom of ultra distances is here and now and the runners from all over the world are asked to be tested not only physical but also mentally, choosing races from a vast variety. Atromitos Ultra provides:
The 50 km (2km circular flat asphalt road) for those who are now trying out ultra distances or for more experienced ultra marathon runners that either opt for a preparatory race or to improve their personal performance in the certain distance in an ideal and directly controlled environment.
The 100 km (2km circular flat asphalt road) for those who either wish to go to the next level, and qualify for a participation in another race or improve their personal performance in the particular distance.
The 12-hour race (1km circular flat asphalt road), a different kind of race, in which the athlete is called to cover the longest possible distance in 12 hours. A preparatory race for the 24-hour one, and it is considered a necessary first attempt for someone who intends to take part in races that last more than 20 hours in the future. This race is appropriate for qualifying for participation in other ultra distance races, experimenting and trying different running parameters that will later be applied in less controlled races.
Finally, the 24-hour race (1km circular flat asphalt road), in which the athlete is called to cover the longest possible distance in 24 hours. It is the longest (in duration) ultra race for which the International Federation for Ultra Runners conducts races in European and Global level. A test focused on the survival of the running athlete and with innumerable physical and psychological variations.
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