18th Ljubljana Marathon 2013 with some familiar names as rabbits

18th Ljubljana marathon is THE event to be at for all Slovenian recreational runners. The biggest sports for all event in the country. On this weekend, October 26th and 27th 2013, almost 15.000 runners of all generations will join some of the numerous events from children’s and fun runs to half marathon and full marathon.

Among them will be some familiar names from ultrarunning community. Some of them will be helping fellow runners as pacemakers – popularly called the rabbits.

More Spartathlon 2013 stories and photos

As the Spartathlon 2013 race weekend slowly fades into the history we are still full of impressions and memories from this great event. Since we were not actually there we mus be satisfied with what people who ran the race tell us. Their words are full of awe and joy and give us the inspiration for our future running kilometers.

Lojze Primožič finished 5th at Spartathlon 2013

Lojze Primožič, one of the best Slovenian ultrarunners was a 5th finisher at this year’s Spartathlon. He reached the feet of King Leonidas in an amazing time of 26:43:31. This was his third and of course the best appearance at one of the most demanding long distance races.

Lojze has said afterwards:
Thanks to everybody for encouragement and congratulations. Your energy certainly helped me on the road to Sparta. I am so happy and proud. And humble. You can never know how will it all work out. It is really difficult to describe your feelings while you are running towards the statue of King Leonidas. It is all worth it.

Sending good energy to all the Spartathloners

It is 10 PM in Greece at the time of writing this first blog. My thoughts are with all the runners of Spartathlon. In few hours they will greet their second dawn on the road from Acropolis to the feet of King Leonidas. I wish them all the best on this demanding and inspiring trek.