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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11 in the sixth annual 50-mile ultramarathon around Lake Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes in Central New York.
As an author, his first book was Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner.
The Spartathlon terrain may not be as tough as the other ultramarathon races in the world, but it had 75 checkpoints where runners need to make the cutoff time in order to continue racing.
On May 1 this year, 32-year-old Wheatcroft completed a 90-mile ultramarathon in the Namib desert without a human guide.
The runner, from Whitley Bay, is competing in the ultramarathon on behalf of St Oswald's Hospice and he will be the first person to achieve a Gold Life List award.
Cleveland Police Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer and ultramarathon runner Sharon Gayter also spoke at the free event.
Marco Consani and Fionna Cameron left 43 other ultramarathon runners trailing to notch first and second place in an event which involved completing as many 400-metre circuits as possible in 24 hours.
Just 100 of the world's toughest athletes are selected to compete in the Badwater Ultramarathon and entry is by invitation only.
Using a standardised field technique utilising monofilament testing, we sought to expand on previous research on neurosensory changes in athletes and discover if a detectable, objective neuropraxia was induced in ultramarathon runners on race day.
He had run the Honolulu Marathon, he was writing a book and he had promised himself to run an ultramarathon - any distance greater than the traditional 26.
Lucas said when he was training for a 100km ultramarathon in mid 2010 he was first suggested to try yoga help recover well.
Kennedy fifty-mile ultramarathon as a backdrop for his new book, The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance.