Jovica Spajic

Endurance athlete and member of the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit of Serbia

Jovica is a Serbian endurance athlete who likes to test his limits. In his childhood he spent a lot of time with his grandparents, who lived in a picturesque village in the foothills. There, Jovica read Jack London's books about the Far North, and while running around the local peaks, he dreamed of one day being part of similar adventures himself. 

After graduating from school, he joined the A Team in the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit, where he has now served for 14 years. The Special Forces training includes training in mountaineering, topography, outdoor survival, skiing, ski mountaineering, skydiving, scuba diving, orienteering, martial arts, and handling difficult situations under high pressure. It is these skills and an undying passion for being in the vast wilderness that help Jovic perform in often extreme conditions.

Perhaps that's why Jovica won the Iditarod Trail Invitational 2021 race in Alaska, the longest winter race in the world. He pulled his equipment through the Alaskan wilderness on a sled for 350 miles, fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming the protagonist of a story that Jack London could have written.

In 2016, he won the La Ultra race in the Himalayas in a course record of 60 hours and 37 minutes, which was enough to cover 333 km at altitudes above 5,000 metres. A year later, he proved that he can win not only in cold climates, but also in the Brazilian jungle and conquered the 250 km long race The Jungle Marathon.

 


His other achievements include:

Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run - 200 Miler 2022 (1st place)

Moab 240 Endurance Run - 240 Miler 2021 (2nd place)

Rovaniemi Arctic Winter Race - 300K 2020 (1st place)

Arrowhead 135 - 135 Miler Run 2019 (2nd place)

Moab 240 Endurance Run - 238 Miler 2018 (3rd place)

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