Ultra Distance Running World Record Breakers

In our day we were forerunners/pioneers in the sport of distance running further than marathons, 50k runs, 100k and 100 mile road track or country races.

Ultra Distance Running   World Record Breakers

Author: CHRIS. O'CARROLL

Publisher: Matador

ISBN: 9781838591281

Page: 208

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In our day we were forerunners/pioneers in the sport of distance running further than marathons, 50k runs, 100k and 100 mile road track or country races. This book contains lots of funny stories and lots of historical photographs of actual world bests. There was great teamwork throughout both by runners, officials and running clubs. The records we set in the 1980s still stand the test of time and to this day are still right up to toys times and records. How did we do it?

Beyond Impossible

This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike, proving that, no matter where life takes you, it’s never too late to achieve your dreams ...

Beyond Impossible

Author: Mimi Anderson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1786853841

Page: 272

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When Mimi first started jogging on a treadmill as an unfit 36-year-old mother-of-three, she never imagined she would go on to become a World-Record-breaking ultrarunner. After coming to terms with the anorexia that had impacted her life from a young age, Mimi begins to reassess her relationship with food and finds a new resolve in running. With a renewed sense of purpose, she decides to take the sport that saved her life to the next level, training hard and throwing herself in at the deep end by entering the epic Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert, despite still being a novice runner. One startling success leads to another, as she finds herself taking on ever-more-challenging races – from the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, USA, to the 6633 Arctic Ultra – all building up to her biggest challenge yet: attempting to gain the Guinness World Record time for a female running 840 miles from John o’Groats to Land’s End. This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike, proving that, no matter where life takes you, it’s never too late to achieve your dreams and do the impossible.

Runner

This is the complete story of Lizzy’s journey, uncovering the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance.

Runner

Author: Lizzy Hawker

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1781314675

Page: 288

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From a school girl running the streets of London to a world record-breaking athlete racing on mountains and toughest races, long-distance runner Lizzy Hawker is an inspiration to anyone who would like to see how far they can go, running or not. This is the complete story of Lizzy’s journey, uncovering the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance. Scared witless and surrounded by a sea of people, Lizzy Hawker stands in the church square at the centre of Chamonix on a late August evening, waiting for the start of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The mountains towering over the pack of runners promise a grueling 8,600 metres of ascent and descent over 158 kilometres of challenging terrain that will test the feet, legs, heart and mind. These nervous moments before the race signal not just the beginning of nearly twenty-seven hours of effort that saw Lizzy finish as first woman, but the start of the career of one of Britain’s most successful endurance athletes. She went on to become the 100km Women’s World Champion, win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc an unprecedented five times, hold the world record for 24 hours road running and become the first woman to stand on the overall winners’ podium at Spartathlon. Lizzy’s remarkable spirit was recognised in 2013 when she was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

In It for the Long Run

In It for the Long Run is ultrarunner Damian Hall’s story of his Pennine Way record attempt in July 2020.

In It for the Long Run

Author: Damien Hall

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1839810440

Page: 256

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In It for the Long Run is ultrarunner Damian Hall’s story of his Pennine Way record attempt in July 2020. In July 1989, Mike Hartley set the Fastest Known Time (FKT) record for the Pennine Way, running Britain’s oldest National Trail in a little over two days and seventeen hours. He didn’t stop to sleep, but did break for fifteen minutes for fish and chips. Hartley’s record stood for thirty-one years, until two attempts were made on it in two weeks in the summer of 2020. First, American John Kelly broke Hartley’s record by less than an hour, then Hall knocked another two hours off Kelly’s time. Hall used his record attempt to highlight environmental issues: his attempt was carbon negative, he used no plastics, and he and his pacing runners collected litter as they went, while also raising money for Greenpeace. A vegan, Hall used no animal products on his attempt. Scrawled on his arm in permanent marker was ‘FFF’, signifying the three things that matter most to him: Family, Friends, Future. Packed with dry wit and humour, In It for the Long Run tells of Hall’s four-year preparation for his attempt, and of the run itself. He also gives us an autobiographical insight into the deranged world of midlife crisis ultramarathon running and record attempts.

Runner s World

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more familiar with the distances , and the races become more competitive , they'
re going to get faster . " 18 17 16 15 14 ... And in any heavily and long - contested
event such as the marathon , record - breaking becomes a process of selectivity .

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners

In the meantime, she has been busy, following up her Comrades victory with an
insane 100-mile trail world record, breaking the previous women's record by over
an hour. Her time of 12 hours 42 minutes is the fastest 100-mile trail run of the ...

The Rise of the Ultra Runners

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 1783351349

Page: 320

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*Shortlisted for the 2019 William Hill Sports Book of the Year* Marathons are no longer enough. Pain is to be relished, not avoided. Hallucinations are normal. Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if he could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and on to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour.

The New Zealand Official Year book

Sandy Barwick Born in 1949 , ultra - distance runner Sandy Barwick was inspired
to take up running after watching ... woman to compete in the 1000 - mile - long
certified world championship road race in new York , breaking six world records .

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Runner s World

A special HEROES OF RUNNING display at the RUNNER'S WORLD booth
showcased video highlights of the 2007 award winners, including ... On the heels
of an exceptional record-breaking year, Hall was one of 34 people to receive a
HERO award that night, and was personally ... Among the honorees that evening
was ultramarathon pioneer Ted Corbitt, who received our lifetime achievement
award.

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Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

The South African Pocket Yearbook

Track athletics and , especially , marathon and ultra - long distance running are
rapidly gaining in across - the - board popularity . World - class record breaking
athletes have emerged ( Bruce Fordyce , Sidney Maree , Zola Budd ) , as well as
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Running Beyond

Running Beyond is a homage to the sport's legendary races, unique, commissioned photography, captures the diverse and striking terrain - from mountail peaks, to jungles and deserts.

Running Beyond

Author: Ian Corless

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1781316503

Page: 240

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Ultra running is one of the world's fastest growing sports and in Ian Corless who runs the scene's most influential podcast, ultra-running has the perfect author to chronicle its rise. Running Beyond is a homage to the sport's legendary races, unique, commissioned photography, captures the diverse and striking terrain - from mountail peaks, to jungles and deserts. Through interviews with the legendary athletes of the sport, Running Beyond is the ultimate homage to the ultra-running world. Foreword by record-breaking, world number one, Kilian Jornet (Run or Die).

Beyond Impossible

This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike.

Beyond Impossible

Author: Mimi Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781786850546

Page: 320

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When Mimi first started jogging on a treadmill as an unfit 36-year-old mother-of-three, she never imagined she would go on to become a World-Record-breaking ultrarunner. After coming to terms with the anorexia, Mimi begins to reassess her relationship with food and finds a new resolve in running. With a renewed sense of purpose, she decides to take the sport that saved her life to the next level, by entering the epic Marathon De Sables in the Sahara desert, despite still being a novice runner. One startling success leads to another, as she finds herself taking on ever-more-challenging races - from the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, USA, to the 6633 Extreme Ultramarathon in the Arctic - all building up to her biggest challenge yet, attempting to gain the Guinness World Record for the fastest time by a female running 840 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End. This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike, proving that no matter where life takes you it's never too late to achieve your dreams and do the impossible.

Everyone s Guide to Distance Running

Ultra - competitions are , however , gradually getting more international
recognition and in 1990 the IAU held an ... In 1989 , one runner surpassed 260
km , four runners over 250 km , and another two over 240 km , with the following
six just over 235 km ... teams from over 40 countries competed in the men ' s
World 100 - km race and 14 competed for the women ' s team title . ... Similar
conditions prevailed when Wally Hayward competed in his record - breaking
races in the UK in 1953 .

Everyone s Guide to Distance Running

Author: Norrie Williamson

Publisher: Struik Pub

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Page: 432

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This is a reference manual for distance runners. The author guides the runner every step of the way with practical advice and motivation. He supplies tips and information on every aspect of the sport, including training, planning, racing, nutrition, injuries, clothing and equipment.

Purnell s Encyclopedia of Sport

Oerter , who four times broke the world record himself , had the current world -
record holder behind him in each of his Olympic victories . days in Olympic and
some other competitions . On the first day ... In recordbreaking his feats of 25 May
1935 stand unparalleled anywhere for one afternoon ' s work . ... Long - distance
running We may fairly regard any distance over 10 , 000 metres as “ long
distance ' .

Purnell s Encyclopedia of Sport

Author: Norman S. Barrett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780361028127

Page: 256

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The Woman Runner

It's no wonder that today Marcy Schwam is the best female ultradistance runner in
the world . ... herself as both a record breaker and a ground breaker , becoming
the first woman to complete the 72 - mile run around Lake Tahoe , California , in ...

The Woman Runner

Author: Gloria Averbuch

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New Guide to Distance Running

Runner's World. “ For the most part , food is a stimulant or a depressant , ” he said
. “ It is different in degree but not in kind ... Percy Cerutty , coach of several world
record - breakers and Olympic champions , including Herb Elliott , concurred with
this ... Ultramarathon champion Park Barner fasts for 24 hours before his races .

New Guide to Distance Running

Author: Runner's World

Publisher: Anderson World

ISBN: 9780890372708

Page: 381

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The Motor

... running with 90 psi inflation and the engine will run Continuously throughout
this “all-ability" school's record-breaking attempts. ... craft Below: “Compact" is
how Mr Rose describes his team as he and his wife unload their ultra-lightweight
Honda-powered ... The Ford recorded 3803 mpg to beat the then-world record of
3133 (held by Ford Australia) and the then-British record (2575) set by Thornhill.

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Guinness Book of World Records

run was that of the British Power Jets Ltd's experimental WU ( Whittle Unit ) on
Apr 12 , 1937 , invented by Flying ... It was powered by a Heinkel He S3b engine
( 834-1b as installed with long tailpipe ) designed by Dr Hans “ Pabst von Ohain
and first tested in Aug 1937 . ... In Feb 1986 , Yeager was still breaking records .

Guinness Book of World Records

Author: Alan Russel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 9780806965987

Page: 480

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