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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Despite substantial changes to brain composition during the catabolic stress of an ultramarathon, we found the differences to be reversible and adaptive," he said.
In July, Mann also took part in his first ultramarathon outside the UK, winning the Grossglockner Kals to Kaprun race in Austria.
For this reason, we know little about the motivation to run only a half marathon as opposed to a full or ultramarathon, or possible moderating factors in motives such as gender.
thority When she is not competing or joining the local park runs, Sharon During her career Sharon has run more than 300 marathons and 100 ultradistance races, including the Badwater Ultramarathon of 135 miles across Death Valley - known as the hottest race on earth.
The 13th running of Oregon's premier ultramarathon, the Waldo 100k, will take place on Saturday at the Willamette Pass Resort.
Jeff Rondina estimates that he has run about 100 races -- ranging from a mile to an ultramarathon over 75 kilometers, and including a "survival run'' in Nicaragua -- on roads, trails, mountains and obstacle courses.
The Portugese national broke the world record for running the 777 Ultramarathon Challenge -- seven full-distance 50km ultramarathons run on seven continents within seven weeks.
25pm Joining the 39-yearold actor on the on the six-day 156-mile ultramarathon is his close friend and fellow actor, Mark Lewis Jones from Rhosllannerchrugog, .
She explained: "My mum and sister both run and had done the 41-mile River Ayr Way Ultramarathon in 2011, and my brother-in-law said, 'maybe all three of you will do it next time'.
EAT & RUN: MY UNLIKELY JOURNEY TO ULTRAMARATHON GREATNESS is a powerful account of Jurek's life and career as a vegan ultrarunner, and follows the two concurrent paths of his evolution as both.
EAT & RUN: MY UNLIKELY JOURNEY TO ULTRAMARATHON GREATNESS comes from an author who for nearly two decades has been a dominant force in the growing sport of ultrarunning.