ultramarathon

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Any foot race that is longer than a marathon—which is 26.2 miles/42 km—usually either a timed event that cover a specified distances—50 or 100 km or miles—or an event measuring distance covered during a specified time
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ultramarathon

Sports medicine A footrace that is longer–eg, > 50 miles/80 km–than a marathon–26.2 miles/42 km. See Marathon.
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A special National Day 10km run was organised for the final leg of the ultra-marathon where 44 runners participated.
This year, he hopes to raise $250,000 for MMRF in the most demanding and extreme ultra-marathon on earth.
Organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports, The Wall saw participants complete a cross-country, multi-terrain ultra-marathon journey through 69 miles of Hadrian's Wall country between Carlisle Castle and Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.
The keynote speaker at the FSB Wales dinner was inspirational ultra-marathon runner Lowri Morgan <B
Jon Fletcher and his furry friend Otto have taken part in a number of ultra-marathons together.
EXPLORER Sir Ranulph Fiennes yesterday set off on a gruelling six-day ultra-marathon in the Sahara Desert - with the help of his Cardiff trainer.
A HERO soldier who survived being turned into a human reball in Iraq will run a 100-mile ultra-marathon to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where he was treated.
The Dead Sea Ultra Marathon will comprise three races, the 50-kilometre (km) ultra-marathon, which is the main event, a 21 km half marathon and a 10 km race.
Marathon expert Linda Garcia Luis Miguel, head coach of the Spanish squad, Chen Penbin, gold medal winner of the 100 kilometers nonstop ultra-marathon in Antarctica and the first runner to compete in ultra-marathons on all seven continents as well as Zhang Sijie, head of the marathon family for Xiamen International Marathon hosting team attended the event where they shared their marathon sports knowledge and the story of their spiritual journey that led them to their participation in the marathon.
A BAHRAIN resident has raised around $10,000 for a special needs centre by competing in an ultra-marathon in Vietnam.
Then, in the middle of her gruelling radiotherapy treatment, she ran the 53-mile-long Highland Fling ultra-marathon along the route of the West Highland Way.
As part of the "777 Challenge," Maria will run a full ultra-marathon every weekend for seven weeks, one on each of the seven continents of the world, in 48 days.

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