24-hour run

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A 24-hour run is a form of ultramarathon, in which a competitor runs as far as he can in 24 hours. They are typically held on 1- to 2-mile loops or occasionally 400-meter tracks. Top runners will often run 200 kilometers or more, depending on conditions, and the best can go beyond 270 kilometers. Some participants will have a crew to help them, but others just set up a camp with all the gear and supplies they need near the starting area to access each loop. Often 24-hour events are combined with 6-, 12-, and 48-hour events. 24-hour runs have also been held in relay formats, with runners completing a mile each in succession for 24 hours. Often these events were not sanctioned, and more for charitable purposes.[1]

Current races[edit]

The German website DUV lists 160 24-hour races that were scheduled for 2012 a figure that has doubled over the last 10 years. The longest running 24-hour race is the Self-Transcendence 24 Hour Race Ottawa, Canada which began in 1981.[2]

A 24-hour race exclusively for youth was started in Hong Kong in 2010, and has continued annually (Running to Stop the Traffik).

Records[edit]

World records of 24 hour
Women Men
Athlete Distance (km) Place Athlete Distance (km) Place
Road & track Mami Kudo
 Japan
255.303 km/161.126 miles Taipei,  Republic of China
11 December 2011
Yiannis Kouros
 Greece
303.506 km/188.590 miles Adelaide,  Australia
4 October 1997

World challenges[edit]

The first international championship was held February 3–4, 1990 in Milton Keynes, England.[3] Also in 1990 founded the European Cup (offset by the two best(IAU) annually organizes a world championship called 24h World Challenge.

Year Date Location Champion (m) Champion (f)
2003 11/12.10 Netherlands Uden Belgium Paul Beckers 270.087 km Russia Irina Reutovich (ru) 237.052 km
2004 23/24.10 Czech Republic Brno Japan Ryōichi Sekiya 269.085 km Japan Sumie Inagaki 237.154 km
2005 16/17.07 Austria Wörschach Russia Anatoliy Kruglikov 268.065 km Russia Lyudmila Kalinina 242.228 km
2006 25/26.02 Taiwan Taipei
(Capital of Taiwan)
Japan Ryōichi Sekiya-2- 272.936 km Japan Sumie Inagaki -2- 237.144 km
2007 28/29.07 Canada Drummondville Japan Ryōichi Sekiya-3- 263.562 km Russia Lyudmila Kalinina -2- 236.848 km
2008 18/19.10 South Korea Seoul Japan Ryoichi Sekiya -4- 273.366 km France Anne-Marie Vernet (fr) 239.685 km
2009 02/03.05 Italy Bergamo Sweden Henrik Olsson 257.042 km France Anne-Cécile Fontaine 243.644 km
2010 14/15.05 France Brive-la-Gaillarde Japan Shingo Inoue 273.708 km France Anne-Cécile Fontaine -2- 239.797 km
2011 canceled[4] Brugg Switzerland, then
Taipei Taiwan
(Capital of Taiwan)
2012 08/09.09 Poland Katowice [4] United States Mike Morton 277.543 km Czech Republic Michaela Dimitriadu 244.232 km
2013 11/12.05 Netherlands Steenbergen United States Jon Olsen 269.675 km Japan Mami Kudo 252.205 km

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine, USA, Style Section, Page 17, "Marathon to raise money for American Cancer Society"
  2. ^ http://www.arrs.net/HP_Ott24H.htm
  3. ^ 'Running' April 1990,Volume 108, p.6
  4. ^ a b Final Update on the 24 Hour World Championships 2011

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