Monday, March 05, 2007

World Record

Last weekend at the local running store a few miles from here, 12 men took a shot a breaking the world record for a 24 hour treadmill run. Breaking the old record of 247.xx miles required running faster than a 5:47 per mile pace.

I dropped by the store during the part of the 22nd and 23rd hours. They were well above WR pace and broke the old record near 22:40 into the event. The Woodway treadmills withstood the beating. I witnessed several runners running at better than 12mph. The fastest mile I saw was at 13.5mph (4:28 mile pace!)

Congrats to Team Good River, local post-collegiate running team from Ohio. They smashed the record and finished with 261+ miles, which averages to near 5:30 per mile pace.

Click here for link to the event website.

Pictures, video, and weblog available here.


Blogger Heather said...

This is the most I've ever wanted to buy one specific type of treadmill. Great advertisement...

And the runners... Sweet mother mercy! I'm not sure I can even sprint that fast... not even 1/16 a mile and then sit... Wow.

6:43 PM  

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